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Old 11-01-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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firefox file manager using gnome, but want kde

I think I know the answer, but want confirmation.

The question:
Is there a way to change the file manager that firefox uses? I do not like the gnome manager, and much prefer the KDE one.

I think it is tied to GTK, and the answer is no.

Old 11-01-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by the filemanager that firefox uses. What are you trying to do - browse local directories with firefox? Nautilus is the default Gnome filemanager whereas KDE uses Konqueror, but I don't understand how you want this tired in with Firefox.
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Here's my clarification.

When you do a file->Open File you get the gnome interface. Or when you do a save as, same thing.

Sorry for the confusion.

Old 11-12-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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This is a very important question

Many web browser functions use the local computer's file manager. Think about what happens when you are in your web mail and you want to attach a local file to an email message. A local file manager box pops up so that you can browse the local file system to select the file to upload. Same thing happens when you download a file; the file manager opens asking the user where he or she wants to save the file.

The file manager used while running Firefox (or Thunderbird) under KDE (at least on Redhat based systems) is the Nautilus file manager instead of the KDE filemanager Konquorer. It should really be possible to make firefox open a different file manager. Like the poster of this question, I'd really like to have a solution to this problem. Can anyone help? Can it be configured this way or will it require a patch to the Mozilla based apps? Is it a compile time option? Anybody know?
Old 11-12-2005, 05:50 PM   #5
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It's not a file manager, it's a dialog. Firefox uses GTK to draw all it's widgets, it you want it to use QT then it would require major (read: huge) code mods and a recompile. Go install the gtk-qt-engine and be happy with that.


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