I'll been using Elementary on regular basis for a couple of years now and I really like it.

But - when I open a map (folder) with Files the files are sorted fine - by maps and then filename, but when I open a map within Evolution and some other programs (gedit) files are sorted only by name (first a map beginning with A and then a file beginning with A) - that's bad. I just want the maps be sorted by type and name even form the program I use. Is it possible to make adjustment to achieve that?

Best regards Bengt G Jacobsson Uppsala, Sweden


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You can change the behaviour of program such as gedit that use the Gtk+3 filechooser by changing the dconf setting org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser.sort-directories-first using dconf-editor or from the commandline. (gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-directories-first true).

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