[sylpheed:35642] Re: Attach not seeing user/system folders

Till Kolditz till.kolditz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 16:29:47 JST 2013

Am Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:45:20 -0600
schrieb Gene Goldenfeld <genegold at fastmail.fm>:

> On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:29:38 +0300
> Cristian Secară <liste at secarica.ro> wrote:
> > În data de Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:26:33 -0600, Gene Goldenfeld a scris:
> > 
> > > Sylpheed 3.4.0 beta 3/Win 8x64, Sylpheed set to run as an
> > > administrator. I'm trying to attach some files from C: \Users \Gene1
> > > \AppData \Roaming \... and at Gene1 the Attach dialogue is not
> > > seeing the Windows or system related folders, such as AppData,
> > > Cookies, Local Settings, My Documents, etc.
> > 
> > GTK+ on Windows does not display the hiddden folders, so you cannot
> > see them from the GTK+ file dialog, regardless how the system is set
> > to show or not the hidden folders. Don't know how this on Win8 is,
> > but at least on Vista, by default, the \AppData folder is hidden.
> > 
> > This does not apply to \Documents folder, though, which by default is
> > visible (in Vista).
> > 
> > But why do you want to use the file dialog for attaching files ?
> > (instead of just drag and drop)
> That would not be good news if Sylpheed (Win32) ignores hidden
> folders, unlike file managers that give the option.  As for drag and
> drop, I'm not clear how to use it when the file manager is open full
> screen and Sylpheed open 2/3 screen. I've found it much easier and
> faster to copy a file to the desktop and then attach it, than to resize
> windows.
> Gene

Although your original request was answered already, here's how you do the above
(on Windows): drag the file from the full-screen file manager, hold the mouse
cursor on the sylpheed icon in the taskbar for several seconds until the
window becomes visible, then you can drop the file on that window.

Till Kolditz <Till.Kolditz at gmail.com>
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