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Bug 160432 - doesn't use GTK2 system file chooser
Summary: doesn't use GTK2 system file chooser
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-15 04:07 UTC by Alex Lancaster
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-15 09:29:59 UTC

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Description Alex Lancaster 2005-06-15 04:07:56 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Galeon/1.3.21

Description of problem: does not use the GTK2 File Chooser dialog when running GNOME, but always uses the dialog.  Going to Tools->Options->>General and toggling the "Use dialogs" on and then off again does not seem to work.  

I then removed and reinstalled the and removed all .openoffice.orgxxx and .rhopenofficexxx configuration files and tried again, but it had no effect.  I know this works on other systems, but it is not clear what OOo uses to choose between the two dialogs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OOo
2. Start Writer from the menu.
3. Go to "Tools->Options->>General" and verify that "Use dialogs" is NOT checked.
3. Try to open a file using "Open" from the "File" menu.

Actual Results:  The "Open" dialog is displayed rather than the GTKFileChooser.

Expected Results:  The GTKFileChooser "Open" dialog should have been shown instead.

Additional info:

Verified that this also occurs with the "Save" dialog.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-15 07:51:35 UTC
Do you have accessibility enabled ? i.e. gconf key
desktop->gnome->interface->accessibility set to true ? The gtk dialog cannot be
used under those circumstances.

Comment 2 Alex Lancaster 2005-06-15 08:36:38 UTC
Indeed that was the problem, I disabled accessibility and the GTK dialog for OOo
 returned.  Thanks!   It seems somewhat counterintuitive that accessibility
would *disable* GTK in OOo because you would think that accessibility would make
the interface more consistent across applications, not less.   It seems to me
that this behaviour is itself a bug, since it doesn't affect other GNOME
applications and therefore goes against the principle of least surprise.  Is
there an existing BZ ticket on this issue, or should I open a new one, or is it
an upstream issue?

Also, I must have had this enabled in FC3 before I upgraded and having it
enabled did not affect the type of dialog for 1.1.3 OOo (i.e. I always got the
GTK version).  I'm guessing with OOo 2.0 that part works quite differently. 

Lastly, this should be a FAQ or somehow promimently documented for OOo users on
FC4, where is the most canonical location for FAQs like these, i.e. bugs/issues
that aren't blockers but are somewhat subtle and annoying?

Comment 3 Alex Lancaster 2005-06-15 08:52:21 UTC
Whoops, I accidently closed the bug, reopening for the moment until concerns
above are addressed.

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-15 09:29:59 UTC the accessibility bridges
in 2.0 don't play fair together

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