File selectors

Hussam Al-Tayeb me at
Tue Nov 3 16:18:53 GMT 2015

On Tue, 2015-11-03 at 15:23 +0000, Bogus Zaba wrote:
> Is there any way of forcing just one file selector to be used by all
> applications working within the KDE Environment.
> I am using Slackware 14.1 with KDE 14.10.5 and currently I see at
> least
> three different selectors:
>     o    One in native KDE applications (Gwenview, digikam etc)
>     o    One in various non-KDE apps (GIMP, LibreOffice etc)
>     o    One unique (I think) to Firefox
> I neither love nor hate any of them but would prefer it if I got the
> same selector every time I wanted to open or save a file.
> I appreciate that this is a rather basic question and I believe that
> it
> has been discussed previously but I have not found an answer through
> searching in past discussion.
> Thanks
> Bogus

Applications normally use the file dialogs from their respective
toolkits. Gimp is a gtk+ application so it uses the gtk+ file dialog.
Libreoffice/firefox "can" technically use kde file dialog with extra
code on their side since they are not "real" gtk+ applications. In
either case, it is nothing that can be done on KDE's side. That means
firefox/libreoffice have to be modified.

Short answer: it is the application that decides what file dialog to
use and not the desktop environment.

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