Re: [kde] File selectors
- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:33:51 +0200
- From: Hussam Al-Tayeb <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde] File selectors
On Wed, 2015-11-04 at 10:06 +0000, Duncan wrote:
> Same general answer here, but with a couple additional notes:
> * Firefox: There is an option, exposed by the configuration mania
> extension if you have it installed but what config mania does is
> provide a UI option to change options you'd otherwise have to change
> about:config editor, so obviously it's an about:config option
> of whether config mania is installed or not...
> Anyway, in configuration mania, the option is UI > Other > Bottom of
> page > Use XUL file picker even if system file picker is available.
> Looking at about:config, I think the option there is
> If it's set to allow platform/system, the file picker appears to be
> standard gtk-based picker. If it's set to XUL/disallow-platform,
> it's a
> firefox-specific file picker described in mozilla-specific XUL.
> What I don't know for sure, as here I'm building firefox against
> only, is whether firefox when set to use the platform picker and
> against gtk3 (which some distros apparently do now, but it apparently
> only builds some of firefox, presumably the GUI, against gtk3, I'm
> gtk2 is still a dep), would use the gtk3-based file picker (I'd guess
> since it's part of the GUI), or still use the gtk2-based picker.
> It may be that firefox is using the opposite gtk file picker compared
> the other gtk-based apps, or it may be that the allow-platform option
> turned off, so it's using the internal xul-based picker. You could
> toggling the option and see what the effect is...
> * LibreOffice: I don't use this package here so my information on it
> based on the reports of others, but apparently, there's code out
> shipped by at least one distro, that switches libreoffice to using a
> based dialog, despite the fact that it's normally a gtk-based
> app. What
> little I know about it actually came from a thread on either this
> list or
> the kde-linux list, so to those interested I'd suggest looking in the
> list archives for both lists. I did get the impression, however,
> it's configurable, either by the kde integration being a separate
> optional package that can be installed or not, or by some
> option, somewhere. More than that I didn't really pickup, however,
> because it's kinda difficult to follow details when you don't have
> package installed, yourself. So the best I can offer is to suggest
> check your distro's package listing for something like libre-office-
> or as I said, to google it either in the list archives or in general
> (which may well be faster).
Firefox and libreoffice are not gtk+ applications. They have their own
toolkits which in turn can use Windows APIs, gtk+, etc.. to draw
elements though not all of them. Those intermediate toolkits don't
automatically inherit the theming from Windows/gtk+,etc.. (which is why
the far from perfect theming).
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