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bug#8181: 23.2; Dired on Windows 7

From: Robert I. Eachus
Subject: bug#8181: 23.2; Dired on Windows 7
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:40:34 -0500
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On 3/5/2011 7:08 PM, Lennart Borgman wrote:
On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM, Robert I. Eachus<address@hidden>  wrote:
Choosing Open Directory from the File menu opens a standard (Windows 7)
window that allows you to walk the directory tree, but there is no way
to open a directory in dired mode that I can find.  Cx d on the other
hand opens an emacs buffer in dired mode. (Normal behavior)
See `use-file-dialog'

Thanks for the quick answer, but I think you may be missing the point. First the File menu choice Open Directory, says that the keyboard equivalent is C-x d. But the two are completely different in behavior. Second, if you do use the menu option, there is no way to select a directory, even though you can navigate through them.

I ran into this by accident, browsing through a large C source library. I used Cx d nine times (or a dozen) before I went to use the menu since I had a cup in my left hand. I then wanted to see if I would get a dired buffer when I selected a directory, but instead I found that there is either no way to select a directory, or the choice gets silently lost.

It is not a big deal for me. Even if I am drinking something hot, I can type Cx d with my right hand. If nothing gets done I may submit a fix sometime when I am not in the process of digesting the source of a different application.

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