[Libreoffice] file name glob filter (was: Re: Order of filters in the Open dialog)

Cedric Bosdonnat cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
Tue Apr 5 00:22:53 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 12:52 -0400, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> At 11:59am -0400 Mon, 04 Apr 2011, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 09:39 +0200, Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
> >> I'm not sure what we want to do for the "Open" dialog filters... anyone
> >> else has an idea what to do?
> >
> > 	Not worrying about 'open' would be my tip. Almost no-one manually
> > selects a filter in the open dialog, they just expect the auto-detection
> > to work right, and 99% of the time it might even do that ;-)
> In a similar vein, I would love for a "*.EXT" functionality, where I 
> don't have to click on the filters, but could type in to the location 
> bar something with a filename glob and it would filter accordingly. 
> Like, "2010_Taxes*.ods" might filter all but the files that match that 
> glob pattern.

That could be a nice idea, indeed.

Cédric Bosdonnat
LibreOffice hacker
OOo Eclipse Integration developer

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