Bug#376640: file selection in /usr/bin is unnecessarily slow when using the gnome file selector

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 02:03:38 UTC 2006

Package: gnome
Version: 2.14
Severity: minor

if a program pops the gnome file selector and asks for the location of 
a program binary, i manually type in '/usr/bin/' then a slowdown 
happens, then continue with the binary name and hit enter.  then i must 
wait for the entire directory to be read (which is unnecessary because 
i just typed in the full path to the file i want).  this took about 30 
seconds on my machine.  the selector should be smart enough to not need 
to read the entire directory list (if the file typed by the user 
exists, then accept that).  thank you for your consideration.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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