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Author Topic: customize the 'save as' dialog box  (Read 3490 times)

kalos

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customize the 'save as' dialog box
« on: May 02, 2008, 08:33:47 AM »
hello

is there a way to customize the 'save as' dialog box?

for example, at the left there is a list of some default folders and I would like this to be dynamic, to show the last used (recent) folders

is there a file manager that has customized 'save as' dialog boxes to replace explorer or any other way?

thanks

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Re: customize the 'save as' dialog box
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 08:57:45 AM »
I believe you're looking for something like FileBox Extender.
Those are called "dialog extenders". There's even a review right here on DC about it:
Check it out here.

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Re: customize the 'save as' dialog box
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 05:06:48 PM »

Hi

on today at
http://lifehacker.com/

 XNeat Boosts "Save As" Options for Document Wrangling
Windows only: Free customization utility XNeat adds a few unique functions to the rich library of tweaking utilities, and some might become must-installs for Windows power-users. The most notable are the additions to the standard "Save As" dialog: an option to create a numbered "clone" file when you're about to save over an existing document (i.e. "Paper(1).doc"), and a time-stamping utility that adds numbered dates to filenames automatically. XNeat also lets you enable drag-and-drop taskbar re-ordering, giving you your preference of left-to-right app layout, and a full set of windows management tools, including transparency and system tray docking. XNeat is a free download for Windows XP and Vista only.
Xneat [via FreewareGenius.com]

The two “save as“ add ons are handy maybe not quite you want.
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Re: customize the 'save as' dialog box
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 10:24:39 PM »
Xneat sounds neat but i had run into a problem which i mentioned here previously. i wonder if that behaviour is gone.



edit: @kalos: check out this thread also for more ideas. Revisiting (XfilesDialog, File-Ex, Direct Folders).
« Last Edit: May 02, 2008, 10:30:04 PM by lanux128 »

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Re: customize the 'save as' dialog box
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 02:23:15 AM »
for xp you can use powertoy, it lets you customize the folders.
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