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Re: A question about GTK file selection dialog and `use-dialog-box'

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: A question about GTK file selection dialog and `use-dialog-box'
Date: 27 Nov 2003 13:38:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Peter S Galbraith <address@hidden> writes:

> Using a GTK build of CVS Emacs, I see that `read-file-name' uses a
> GTK file selector instead of the minbuffer.  I had to disable it
> because it's very awkward to use compared to the minibuffer (no
> history or completion).  The only advertised way to disable it is to
> unset `use-dialog-box', which also disables the nice `y-or-n-p' and
> `yes-or-no-p' pop-ups (I like thoese!).
> It would be great if the GTK file selector's minibuffer area acted like
> the minibuffer (history and completion).  If not, then consider
> providing a way to disable the file selector without disabling
> `y-or-n-p' and `yes-or-no-p' pop-ups.

It only uses the GTK file selector if the triggering event is a mouse
event.  So if you are using the keyboard, you won't get to see a GTK
file selector.

Unless, say, you are hitting upon a bug of AUCTeX that can trigger
calling read-file-name from update-menu-hook or so (which apparently
does not count as a keyboard event in that context).  The solution, of
course, is to fix that by delaying the guilty functions until the
LaTeX menu or respective keyboard functions actually get called.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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