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Re: GTK+3 configuration




On Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:03:05 +0000
Carsten Mattner <carstenmattner@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 3/30/18, Saul A. Peebsen via gtk-list <gtk-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I'm wondering how can I configure GTK+ file open dialog window.
> > There is a long list of unwanted locations on the left pane and
> > there seems to be no GUI way to remove them. I assume it can be
> > done thru ~./config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini? Where is this
> > documented?  
> 
> This is implemented in GtkPlacesSidebar and the last time I tried
> to remove built-in entries, I had to resort to patching
> gtkplacessidebar.c and build a custom GTK+. user-dirs.dirs is not
> sufficient to achieve the result.
> 
> Also some applications ignore XDG and create Desktop/Music/etc
> regardless of null-pointing them, and it's a constant fight for
> all of us users that don't run a desktop environment. to keep
> $HOME clean.

O'brother. So this insanity is known and nobody cares. It appears I
must go patching then. For illustration:
http://www.asclinux.com/tmp/GTK_insanity.png
I'd like to keep only entries I have added and remove all forced ones.
Some are even duplicates and still user has no control over it? Just
wondering, what's the rationale behind this mess?

-- 
Cheers, Saul
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