File Open/Save not remembering Simple/Detail setting.

Gary Cramblitt garycramblitt at
Tue Nov 7 23:14:03 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 07 November 2006 07:49, Carsten Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Monday 06 November 2006 00:22, Gary Cramblitt wrote:
> > The KDE File Open/Save dialog does not remember the Simple/Detail
> > setting. Attached patch fixes.  OK to commit?
> Not sure if this is the right way, the constructor only sets the default
> value. KDirOperator::readConfig() should read the configuration and store
> it in the 'defaultView' member. KFileDialog later explicitly calls
> diroperator->setView( KFile::Default ), taking the 'defaultView' into
> account. I'd guess that something else is broken, so that the call setView(
> KFile::Default ) somehow doesn't happen.

I think you're right, but I haven't been able to determine what.  There's a 
routine called connectView.  The first thing it does is to save the current 
view settings, then load them into the new view.  Since the initial view is 
KFile::Simple, this always means the new view will be KFile::Simple.  
Changing the constructor to set KFile::Default instead of KFile::Simple works 
around this problem.

This problem does not occur in the 3.5 branches, so something changed in 
trunk.  I will try to figure out what.
Gary Cramblitt (aka PhantomsDad)

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