Open/Save dialog

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#1

It would be nice if when you use the open/save dialog windows Synfig were to recognize shortcuts as links to file locations and navigate accordingly.

I use shortcuts on my desktop to link to work project folders under my jobs directory and then delete the shortcuts when complete.

But apparently Synfig does not recognize shortcuts?


#2

Hi @TBrown66! Just to clarify - are you referring to shortcuts on Windows platform?


#3

Yes, I am referring to Windows, Windows 10 actually.

Thank you

Terry Brown


#4

You can’t use .lnk shortcuts with Synfig nor any GTK software (like GIMP) under Windows.

Nor use of SUBST’ed drives, nor with favourite pinned places.

But you can create a junction that you will find after among the folders on your desktop (or any accessible place).

Just open a console (cmd) and create your junction:

mklink /d C:\Users\USER_NAME\Desktop\Your_Linked_Folder c:\path\to\the\original\folder

When you will have finished, simply drag the link to Recycle Bin
Only the junction will be deleted, the content of the original folder is preserved :wink: