Hard to select directory for state file inputs
When you load a state file, one of the handy options is to select a directory from which to load files so that you can transfer a state file from one computer to another with a different file system. However, when you try to select a directory to use with the file browser, it is more difficult than it should be. You should be able to browse to the directory and hit
OK, but you cannot.
To demonstrate, download this state file that loads a file in the
Examples directory distributed with ParaView: FieldAtTime0.pvsm.
- Select the FieldAtTime0.pvsm that you downloaded.
Load State Data File Optionsto
Search files under a specified directory.
- Click the
...button next to the new
Data Directoryoption to open the file browser.
- In the file browser, double-click the
Examplesdirectory in the list of common system directories. This is the directory you want to select.
At this point you should be able to just select
OK to select this directory. But you can't. You have to go up a directory, then select the subdirectory, and then click
OK, which is awkward as heck. Compare that to a normal system file browser in directory mode. (For example, you can see it in the CMake GUI when selecting a directory.)
The way it should work is for the
OK button to be active if no files/directories are selected. In this case, the currently navigated folder will be selected.