Issue 18573 - OOo to implement use of native KDE filedialogs
Summary: OOo to implement use of native KDE filedialogs
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 12 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-23 22:22 UTC by ggabriel
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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The missing option (53.12 KB, image/png)
2008-10-19 09:29 UTC, rgb
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Description ggabriel 2003-08-23 22:22:46 UTC
It'd be great if OOo could make use of the following new (and cool!) KDE feature
in the next version, after 1.1.

new feature: KDialog can now make itself transient for any X-app, meaning
it won't appear as another app in the taskbar. This allows non-KDE apps to
conveniently display the KDE filedialog, for example.
It can also optionally output the winID of each shown dialog, for apps that
want more control.

more info at:

Gabriel Gazzán
Comment 1 Oliver Specht 2003-08-25 07:00:40 UTC
It may be very important for you but it's not a Priority 1.
Reassigned to BH.
Comment 2 mandreiana 2004-10-16 10:35:12 UTC
Please contribute patches to which has desktop-specific linux
features (gtk/qt toolkits, native file dialogs).
Comment 3 ggabriel 2004-10-17 18:25:39 UTC
Sorry, but isn't there a page hosting a OOo incubator
project pursuing KDE integration?
I guess that would be the right place for concentrating all KDE integration
efforts, don't you think?
Comment 4 jbf.faure 2007-09-02 16:28:41 UTC
Why not use the work done for ?
Native KDE file dialog work well in ubuntu OOo versions.
Licensing problem ?

Comment 5 enderandrew 2008-05-03 21:57:26 UTC
This code is also in go-oo builds apparently.  I'm curious if this needs to be 
updated for KDE 4.
Comment 6 macias 2008-07-23 16:42:31 UTC
It is quite another reason for adding support for KDE than mentioned in the 
original report.

User who works in KDE is used to KDE file dialogs and UI KDE provides. OO uses 
completely different dialogs and it is hard to use it (not in general, but I 
mean: when you have to switch from KDE world). Remembering all apps dialogs UI 
is tiresome and I think there is no point in doing so -- in specific 
environment OO should use this environment dialogs.

I know there are patches to achieve this but there are always delayed, and 
besides it would be more convenient to have OO-KDE-friendly out of the box.
Comment 7 rgb 2008-10-18 13:20:39 UTC
*** Issue 18573 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 rgb 2008-10-18 13:55:10 UTC
The ability to set bookmarks on the save/open dialogues is something that we,
kde users, love and use all the time. In OOo you can only select ONE default
directory for new documents and this is not convenient when you are working on
several projects at the same time. Kde dialogues are wonderful, some OOo
derivatives use them, why the main project don't give us this chance?
Comment 9 rgb 2008-10-19 09:26:40 UTC
I just noticed that gnome/xfce/etc. users have an option under Tools -> Options
-> -> General that allows to select between OOo dialogues and the
DE dialogues. This option is missing in kde, as you can see from the attached
image. I tested both, the 32 bits and the 64 bits builds of OOo 3 on Fedora 8
(64 bits) with kde 3.5.10.
Comment 10 rgb 2008-10-19 09:29:13 UTC
Created attachment 57263 [details]
The missing option
Comment 11 Dotan Cohen 2009-04-16 19:13:09 UTC
Although I am a OOo advocate and I have turned 15-20 people into OOo users (all
from MS Office), for my last projects I have been using KOffice (the KDE office
suit) because of the file dialogs. There are just too many files in too many
directories for each project to be restrained by the terrible GTK dialogs.
Please implement this feature so that I could use OOo for _all_ my projects. It
is ridiculous that I am using an obviously inferior product for my projects when
the only thing preventing me from using OOo is something so trivial as a file
dialog. Thanks.
Comment 12 fdservices 2009-04-16 21:30:53 UTC
Yes - please, please, please implement a decent or even half decent file picker.
There must be hundreds,may be thousands of KDE users who wonder why such an
advanced piece of Linux software does not have a decent file picker. Either
write a decent native one, implementing favourites et al. or let us use KDE

Comment 13 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:58:15 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".