Quick File Chooser - plugin detail

Replaces regular Swing file chooser with a keyboard-oriented version.

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Plugin owner: jglick
Website: http://www.netbeans.org/
Added: 2009-02-19
License: CDDL+GPL
Category: Utilities
Downloaded: 3,310 times
Rating:
 4.62, by 5 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2013-10-18

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What's new in this version

Identical to 7.3 version, just marked for 7.4.

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2013-02-25

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What's new in this version

No changes, just as built for 7.3.

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2012-10-03

What's new in this version

“Classic View” fix

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2011-12-06

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Introduction

Installs a Swing-compatible file chooser optimized for keyboard-only users. Performs GNU Readline-style filename completion when you press Tab. Shows available completions in a list for quick reference, similar to Emacs. Also includes a persistent list of recently used directories for extra speed. If you are a mouse user or want normal-looking file choosers, do not use this module.

Use Bugzilla for bug reports.

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User Comments

  

automatic resubmission

@dront78: unfortunately Plugin Portal does not support automatic resubmission. As for adding it to the default installation, this is beyond my powers.

“Add existing elements to C++ project opens old dialog”—submit a bug report for the C++ project type; it may be doing something unusual beyond simply asking for a JFileChooser.
Posted by jglick on Jun 26, 2014
  

very useful

can you make it autosubmit for any new netbeans version? or maybe just add to default installation? Also please fix - Add existing elements to C++ project opens old dialog instead of this one in 7.4 and 8.0
my locale is ru_RU.utf8
Posted by dront78 on Jun 23, 2014
  

Availability for 8.0

The 7.4 binary should work fine in 8.0. (I have been using the plugin, essentially unchanged, in daily dev builds for years now without problems.) When I have a moment I will formally submit it for verification.
Posted by jglick on May 16, 2014
  

When Available for NB 8.0 ?

I hope that this useful plugin will be available for Nb 8.0 as soon as possible!!!
Posted by gianluca.ferrantelli on May 16, 2014
  

Netbeans 8.0

Without surprise it works well with 8.0 final.
Posted by eskatos on Mar 19, 2014
  

Netbeans 8.0 RC1

7.4 version works in Netbeans 8.0 RC1 !
Posted by eskatos on Feb 27, 2014
  

Shortcuts

Not much in the way of special shortcuts—I think mostly listed in the UI—but use Tab to complete paths and Up/Down to cycle through recent history. Intended to work roughly like file completers in Emacs.
Posted by jglick on Nov 05, 2013
  

Please how to use the plugins???

I download the plugin. but don't know how to use it and what the Shortcuts for php. Thanks for all to tell us.
Posted by chypizi on Nov 05, 2013
  

best

works on 7.4 please update in modules repo
Posted by dront78 on Oct 18, 2013
  

Can someone tell me how to use this plugin?

any advice will be appreciated.
Posted by hywl51 on Sep 21, 2013
  

Please update to netbeans 7.3

It's my favourite! But missed in netbeans plugins repo for now ;(
Posted by dront78 on Feb 22, 2013
  

Re: Using it outside netbeans

By having a custom laf class (that just extends the nimbus one) and/or by adding some harmless META-INF/services, I could make the install() called in a static {} block on class loading.
It's hacky but it works with the applications I'm using, without modifying the app code nor yours, just changing the java invocation command.
If people are interested later, I can be contacted by going on heeere.com (I don't know how to monitor this plugin page and get notifications).
Rémi
Posted by remi on Sep 04, 2012
  

Re: Using it outside netbeans

Unfortunately I do not know of any declarative way to ask Swing to use a custom component UI... particularly since the QFC version retains the original component UI for the "Classic View" button.
Posted by jglick on Sep 04, 2012
  

Re: Using it outside netbeans


Very good!

For the record, I could actually add the jar with "-Xbootclasspath/a:/.../.netbeans/7.2/modules/org-netbeans-modules-quickfilechooser.jar". The lucky thing is that I wanted to use it for freeplane (a mind mapping software) and it allows to execute scripts (in groovy) so I could install the implementation and it works!

Any chance, we can get rid of the install() call to use it in other applications without touching the source? For example, do you know if there is a META-INF/services or a java property to customize this aspect of swing?

Thanks for the support.
Posted by remi on Sep 04, 2012
  

Re: Using it outside netbeans

@remi: yes, you can just drop the module JAR into the classpath of your app and call org.netbeans.modules.quickfilechooser.Install.install() to initialize.
Posted by jglick on Sep 04, 2012
  

Using it outside netbeans


This file chooser is very good. I love it under netbeans. Is there an easy way to use it in any java application, ideally without touching the source code, e.g., by dropping it in as a default JFileChooser implementation?

Rémi
Posted by remi on Sep 04, 2012
  

Opened bug entry #216099

OK, opened a bug entry : https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216099
Thx.
Posted by ent38 on Jul 28, 2012
  

Re: Classical View button doesn't work

ent38 - no, not normal. You can file a bug with details including log file and whether you use Windows look & feel: https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=contrib&component=Quick%20Filechooser&version=7.2
Posted by jglick on Jul 23, 2012
  

Classical View button doesn't work

Hi,
I've just tried with NB 7.2 RC1, but the "Classical View" button does nothing (when clicked, the button becomes grayed, but it doesn't restore the classical view). Nothing in NetBeans logs. Is it normal ?
Thx.

NetBeans 7.2 RC1, JDK6u33 and 7u05, Windows XP SP3 32bits.
Posted by ent38 on Jul 22, 2012
  

Working for me on OpenJDK

Just tried on Ubuntu 11.10 with

java version "1.7.0_147-icedtea"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.0) (7~b147-2.0-0ubuntu0.11.10.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 21.0-b17, mixed mode)

in NetBeans 7.0.1 on a fresh user directory and installed Quick File Chooser 1.16 from the update center. It seemed to work fine. If you continue to see problems, please file a bug at: https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=contrib&component=Quick%20Filechooser&version=7.0.1
Posted by jglick on Dec 09, 2011
  

It does not seem to work

Hi,
I it does not seem to work with the following configuration
Ubuntu : 11.10
Netbeans : 7.0.1
OpenJdk : 7 and 6
Posted by ashraf_zmn on Dec 09, 2011
  

Works good in 7.0

I use this since 24 hours a lot and I didn't have any problems.

In the plugins list it's listed as a 6.5 Plugin, but it should be "7.0" IMHO.
Posted by patchworker on May 05, 2011
  

Bliss for console people

Super-comfortable if you're used to navigate a command-line with auto-completion. Especially handy when navigating deep directory structures. Should be included in the default installation in my opinion. Many thanks for this.
Posted by galiyosha on May 26, 2010
  

This plugin rocks!

Finally, I don't need to play around with the mouse pointer just to select a project ...
Posted by yardus on Feb 20, 2009
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