KDE file-picker: yes you can

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Post Posted April 15th, 2019, 5:04 am

To KDE users.
Old discussions raised in about 2005 or earlier in all forums, with a sample in this forum:
2007: How can I make Firefox use KDE file dialog boxes ?

Using the oldish poor featured gtk file-picker in a modern environment was hard to accept.
Even the possibility to use the qt file picker had been removed in Firefox ( ui.allow_platform_file_picker setting )
Now some news for KDE users: solution identified for Firefox > V64

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sudo apt install xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-kde

And launch firefox with 'GTK_USE_PORTAL=1' prefix
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GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 <path to firefox>/firefox

according to => How to execute Firefox with support for KDE filepicker

Tested / Approved.


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Post Posted April 15th, 2019, 10:52 am

Not a support issue. Moving to Firefox General.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2019, 3:22 am

It has been a so loooong (to not say endless) discussion: about 15 years trying to identify who is responsible of what.
I think Mozilla position was: we do nothing; up to linux distributions or Firefox clones to solve it.
-> OpenSuse did it: Firefox patch and recompilation
-> Firefox clones like Waterfox and others did it (waterfox-kde).

Finally, something happened between Mozilla and KDE.

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