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#1 2020-10-02 09:58:32

Pippip19
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Registered: 2018-02-19
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Change file chooser dialog in graphical applications

I am wondering if there is a way to change the file chooser dialog opened in applications such as chromium (gtk) or okular (qt) when 'File open/save' is triggered.

Ideally another file manager or even a terminal would launch instead.

I have found the relevant gtk (GtkFileChooserDialog) and qt (QFileDialog Class) documentation pages, which makes me think this is hard baked into the applications and so not easily changed.

Thanks ahead of time for anyone who looks into this.

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#2 2020-10-02 14:05:38

seth
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Re: Change file chooser dialog in graphical applications

hard baked into the applications and so not easily changed

iirc Qt uses the gtk chooser if your set the platform theme. Most notably those are not file browsers or external processes and therefore you cannot use a different filebrowser.

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#3 2020-10-03 18:40:36

Pippip19
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Re: Change file chooser dialog in graphical applications

seth wrote:

not file browsers or external processes and therefore you cannot use a different filebrowser.

Thanks for the info and confirming that it isn't possible to use an external filebrowser.

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