There should be a way to incorporate Windows file context menu into the blender file-select context menu?
For example, when I use 3dsMax, I am able to right-click on a file use use something like “Open With” to launch my installation of GIMP to graphically edit and refine an image. Whereas with blender I need to copy the location, and then open up file manager, search for the file (perhaps a folder with many files), and then OpenWith.
when using a more File-Explorer-like interface, I can also highlight/find the file in a large folder by replacing the last letter the ‘*’ end hit enter to narrow/filter the file list. Again a great convenience that I don’t have with blender File View. Filter is okay, but violates lot’s of Windows conventions. in windows I can click on an item and then enter ‘v’ to jump to files beginning with ‘v’.