Change file open di...
 
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

2022-05-29: APP 2.0.0-beta2 has been released !

Release notes

Download links per platform:

windows 2.0.0-beta2

macOS x86_64 2.0.0-beta2

macOS arm64 M1 2.0.0-beta2

Linux DEB 2.0.0-beta2

Linux RPM 2.0.0-beta2

Change file open dialog and remember working directory in startup dialog


(@markusd112)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 8
Topic starter  

Hi,

I am using APP on windows. The own (non windows standard) file open dialog used in APP is a little bit difficult to use:

  • no "favorites" available, stored in Windows Explorer
  • any little movement of the mouse during double click won't activate the double click action (in windows file dialog this is no problem), instead nothing happens

So my feature request is to replace the app own dialog box with the windows standard dialog to enabling the use of all the windows file explorer features.

The second thing is the start dialog box of APP for choosing the working directory: APP doesn't remember the working directory of the previous session, so you have to start over from scratch each time you start APP to find the desired directory. I am using a network drive on my NAS with some deep directory hierarchy, so it is a little bit annoying going into the right directory again and again...

It would help if APP offers the old directory of the previous session as a starting point.

Thanks,

Markus

This topic was modified 4 months ago by markusd112

ReplyQuote
Topic Tags
(@wvreeven)
Galaxy Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1724
 

@markusd112 Thank you for the feedback.

Posted by: @markusd112

So my feature request is to replace to app own dialogue box with the windows standard dialogue enabling to use all the windows file explorer features.

To my best of knowledge, Java (the language in which APP is developed) doesn't provide such a functionality.

Posted by: @markusd112

It would help if APP offers the old directory of the previous sessen as a starting point.

This and saving other user settings will be part of the next major release which currently is in preparation.


ReplyQuote
(@turtlecat1000)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 63
 

This is for swing and may not be part of the OpenJDK but this might help:

 

try {
    UIManager.setLookAndFeel(UIManager.getSystemLookAndFeelClassName());
} catch (Exception ex) {
    ex.printStackTrace();
}
JFileChooser jfc = new JFileChooser();
jfc.showOpenDialog(null);

ReplyQuote
(@wvreeven)
Galaxy Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1724
 

@turtlecat1000 Thanks for your input. However, this is the look and feel. That doesn't mean that all the windows explorer features are used, does it?


ReplyQuote
(@turtlecat1000)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 63
 
Posted by: @wvreeven

@turtlecat1000 Thanks for your input. However, this is the look and feel. That doesn't mean that all the windows explorer features are used, does it?

No, not all the features as I understand it. But I think the similarity of the native OS would be a good middle ground.


ReplyQuote
Share: