#2 file browser selects first directory automatically

v.0.3.0
closed-out-of-date
Interface (6)
5
2007-01-02
2004-06-03
David Young
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The file browser automatically selects the first
directory in a list, when the user might expect the
current directory to be the selected one. This
behavior appears when running on JVM v.1.5.0-beta2, but
not JVM v.1.4.2_04.

Discussion

  • David Young

    David Young - 2004-06-05

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    This behavior actually seems to be standard in Linux JVM
    implementations. Windows JVM v.1.4.2 and v.1.5.0-betas
    diverge in their behavior, which can create an unnecessary
    ambiguity for the user, but for now we'll just wait til JVM
    v.1.5.0 final emerges before making definite plans.

     
  • David Young

    David Young - 2004-06-05
    • milestone: 404806 --> v.0.3.0
    • assigned_to: nobody --> davit
    • status: open --> open-postponed
     
  • David Young

    David Young - 2007-01-02
    • status: open-postponed --> closed-out-of-date
     
  • David Young

    David Young - 2007-01-02

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    To clarify, this bug referred to the extraction location state, where the user picks a directory in the file browser for where to extract the files to. In versions prior to Java 1.5-beta2, the chosen location was the one that the file browser was currently viewing. Starting in Java 1.5-beta2, the file chooser automatically selected the first directory in the list of files being currently viewed, rather than the currently viewed directory itself.

    This bug appears to have disappeared in later versions of Java 1.5. Tests in Java 1.5 Update 10 and Java 6 on both Linux and Windows show that this bug is no longer reproducible.