add button to file browser to open working directory

meik michalke meik.michalke at
Fri Apr 20 13:03:27 UTC 2018

Am Freitag, 20. April 2018, 13:09:25 CEST schrieb Thomas Friedrichsmeier:
> > what do you think about syncing it with the "change to script directory"
> > button?
> What do you mean by syncing?

oh, sorry: i meant that if you hit "change to script directory" (which invokes 
a setwd() call), the location shown in the file browser should also be 

but thinking about it, that's just a special case of what i am actually 
looking for. that is, keeping the file browser in sync with the current 
working directory and vice versa. that's not something everybody would want or 
even expect, so it would have to be configurable (both options). but i would 
love it, because i hate to use setwd() all the time to set the working 
directory to the place where i'm actually working at the moment, and i'm 
constantly changing between packages a lot.

making the file browser "follow" to the new working directory when setwd() is 
being called could be good default. but the other way around could be rather 
harmful if people don't expect it, but i would definitely use it if it was 

viele grüße :: m.eik

  dipl. psych. meik michalke
  institut f"ur experimentelle psychologie
  abt. f"ur diagnostik und differentielle psychologie
  heinrich-heine-universit"at d-40204 d"usseldorf
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