[Ardour-Dev] Open session startup directory

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Sun Feb 24 13:36:11 PST 2008

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:51:15PM -0600, Jan Depner wrote:

> I can't seem to find any way to get Ardour to start in a specific
> directory for "Open Session".  After looking at the code it appears that
> it is hard-wired to $HOME.  I wouldn't think that most people would put
> all of their work in their home directory especially since that's
> usually on the root drive and we've been recommending using a separate
> drive for audio for quite a while.  So, unless I'm mistaken, this would
> be a feature request - it would be nice if Ardour could save the
> location of the last used directory in the Open Session menu and return
> there instead of $HOME the next time it's used.

Or (what I'd prefer) have a configurable directory to
start from which does not depend on any history.

It also defeats the purpose of having a list of
'preferred directories' in a file chooser if that
list is shared with all other GTK apps - it just
builds up to a point where you could as well not
have such a list at all. This is probably a GTK
'feature', but I can't see what it's good for.


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