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Emulator Issues #9618

Make "Open Containing Folder" in gamelist context menu select the file in file browser

Added by Catarax almost 5 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Feature request
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
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Description

On Windows 10 :

  • Right click to a game, open the file emplacement
  • New folder opened but the game ain't selected at all

Maybe it's an internal w10 bug or an inexistant feature, no idea...

Dolphin 4.0-9450

History

#1 Updated by Helios almost 5 years ago

Are you talking about

Right click on game > Open Containing Folder?

#2 Updated by Catarax almost 5 years ago

Helios wrote:

Are you talking about

Right click on game > Open Containing Folder?

Yes, but i'm using the french translation and it's written "Ouvrir l'emplacement du fichier", i'm more supposed to get the folder and the file selected then. The confusion comes from here.

#3 Updated by Helios almost 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Opening File Emplacement doesn't select the File (w10) to Make "Open Containing Folder" in gamelist context menu select the file in file browser
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request
  • Easy changed from No to Yes

#4 Updated by Helios almost 5 years ago

Alright, then that is intentional. I'm not sure if this is more of a translation issue or a feature request but I don't think it's a bad idea to make dolphin launch the file browser and select the folder.

Making it do so cross platform may be the difficult part. I don't know if Wx can do that.

#5 Updated by imaginary almost 5 years ago

Helios wrote:

Making it do so cross platform may be the difficult part. I don't know if Wx can do that.

wx seems to use xdg-open which usually fails on iso files as it's trying to find the default app for them if you provide a full path. If you provide just the path to the directory, it just launches the default file explorer so that's why it's working properly right now.

tl;dr: wx doesn't really allow us to do this, so if we really want this feature, we'd have to write our own way to handle things

#6 Updated by BhaaL almost 5 years ago

On Windows, the way to go would be calling explorer.exe directly with the /select switch:

explorer.exe /select,"D:\Dolphin\Games\GZ2P01_Zelda_TP.gcm"

However, since we're simply using WX' functionality here, it would mean we'd have to create platform specific code for all platforms that support such a feature.

#7 Updated by Billiard26 about 2 years ago

  • Easy changed from Yes to No

Qt lacks this functionality so we would need to handle each OS (and each file browser on Linux) separately.

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