Author Topic: Default pattern in system file->Open dialog -- often changing to *.txt  (Read 89 times)


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Over the last week or so I've noticed that the system File->Open dialog pattern is getting set to "Text Files (*.txt)" very often.

For example, I just opened a JSON file - the pattern was *.*
I did File->Open again, and the pattern was reset to *.txt

I just tried to repro, and it happens about 30-40% of the time -- just opening the same couple of files over and over again -- sometimes the pattern stays *.*, and sometimes it switches to *.txt

I do not have any *.txt files open.

The only thing I can think of is that I recently edited the list in: Tools > Options > File Options > Files of Type Filters
Mostly, I removed a bunch of the patterns for file types I never use.


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I haven't been able to reproduce this.

I did reproduce a problem where SlickEdit seems to switch between "All Files (*.*)" and "Makefiles (*.*)" but then settles on the last match ("Makefiles (*.*)"). The issue here is that SlickEdit only matches the "*.*" and never looks at the label. Also, "Makefiles (*.*)" should be "Makefiles (Makefile;*.mk;*.mak)". I have added a hot fix for this default setting.