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Re: Gnome instead of KDE dialog in Firefox

On 5/29/06, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
On Monday 29 May 2006 17:08, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 03:41:39PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> >I'm running KDE, and when I save something from Firefox (an .iso, .wav
> >file, etc), the "Save" dialog box looks decidedly Gnome-ish rather than
> >KDE-ish. This "Save" dialog doesn't have a method for manually typing
> >in a path, so I have to use the mouse to point-and-click through the
> >entire directory tree; quite irritating. Konqueror uses KDE's "Save"
> >dialog, so I think it's just Firefox that is askew.
> >
> >Any idea how to get Firefox to use KDE's "Save" dialog (or better, the
> >"Save" dialog for whatever environment/wm is running)?
> Not really what you ask for but have you tried hitting Ctrl+L? If it's a
> GNOME dialogue it should give you a text box to enter a path... it even
> has completion.

In fact you can just start typing without pressing Ctrl+l.

Though this solution is better it is still inferior to KDE's dialog. For
example when trying to open a pdf file with say xpdf, one has to give the
path as /usr/bin/xpdf. The moment one enters /usr/bin/ disk grinding starts
and firefox tries to load the entire /usr/bin into memory.

I think this gnome(?) behaviour is hard coded into firefox and is tough to
change. Someone please prove me wrong!

I switched to Konqueror completely just because of this problem.


The /usr/bin/ thing is a problem, and I don't know what to do about it,
other than setting a default and always using that.

I suppose you could make a bin/ directory in your home directory and
make links to the programs you are likely to access from in FF. Then it
would just have to load ~/bin/ which would be a lot smaller than /usr/bin/.

Anyway, as far as the dialog box, it is GTK and that is how FF is built on
Linux. There is some QT code that is an option at build time, but AFAIK
it is very experimental and like to not work right. I have never seen a
prepackaged QT version, so to even try it you would need to build it


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