In most programs, any characters you type will filter the list of files, and pressing Enter will open the selected file/directory. For example, if I wanted to navigate to
assets/models/terrain, I could type
In more recent versions of Blender, the file dialog does not seem to work like this. Letter keys seem to map to shortcuts, for example, b will start a rectangular selection inside the file dialog rather than filtering to files starting with letter "b".
I've tried pressing Ctrl+F to start a search, but if I press, for example
<ctrl+f>as<enter>, instead of opening the
assets folder, it just leaves me in a state where
assets is visible but not selected, and I can't type further.
I've tried Tab in the file path as well to complete path segments, but the first completion removes focus from the file path bar. For example,
as<tab>mod<tab> will not autocomplete to
assets/models, because the first tab removes focus from the file dialog, and the following keys are ignored.
Is there any way to make the file dialog work like other programs (and, if memory serves, how Blender's file dialog used to?)