winecfg dosdevices unusable

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Thu Oct 27 20:11:21 CDT 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005, 5:44:22 PM, wino at wrote:
> Hi,

> just getting into a fresh installation with 0.9

> ran up winecfg and tried to add a device for my dvd burner.

> editing the device name is unusable. No cursor , then after a first  
> character is entered the edit seems to jump to insert mode and puts the  
> cursor at the begingin of the line. There seems no way enter text normally  
> to enter a device name.

> This whole interface seems badly broken. I had to fall back to good old  
> command line to sort out the mess made by winecfg and add the devices I  
> need.

> Disappointing start to 0.9 , I wonder what new user would make of that.

I don't see this being such a huge problem. As most users will use "Browse"
button. And that still works.

Also there is a bug in bugzilla about that.


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