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Start location on a read message

Jun 04 2009 | 1:29 pm

Hi Oh Great Ones,

Basic question I hope,
Is there a way to specify which folder initially opens when you click on a read message going into a object?
I have two such objects and I want to be able to click on one read message and start at say my movies folder, but when I read the other one it opens my pictures folder first.

Thanks in advance

Jun 04 2009 | 5:38 pm

i don’t think that’s possible.

however, you could create your own open dialog with pcontrol, jit.cellblock, and folder/javascript.

at load-time, the cellblock get’s populated with the contents of a folder, which is output from the folder object. users’ click a button which sends open message to pcontrol, which opens the cellblock patcher.

Jun 04 2009 | 7:26 pm

I don’t want to limit the user to only one folder, I just want them to see a certain folder first. As it is it opens the last location you opened, but if you keep going back and forth between the two objects it would be easier if it automatically started at the most likely folder

Jun 05 2009 | 10:23 am

I think the starting path of the opendialog is determined by OS. This would indeed be a good feature, if possible to make at all, since especially on Mac it seems to be nearly random and certainly never the folder you want.

Your own opendialog is very possible, but it’s a lot more work and always will be a little different from the standard dialog (which people are used to).

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