[Bug 354380] Re: attach file dialog does not allow filter by file type

John Vivirito gnomefreak at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:30:23 UTC 2009

On 04/03/2009 08:32 AM, manu wrote:
> This has nothing to do with nautilus (I don't know what nautilus can or
> can't do).
> The problem is the gtk file dialog is very limited. In thunderbird,
> there is only one filter available (All files) which cannot be changed
> by the user. The user cannot sort by extension or by "File type". The
> user cannot search by part of the filename (e.g., "jpg"). In my user
> case above, the user will have to change to other application to find
> the desired file and then either drag&drop or write down the name of the
> file and search.
> Another usercase: the user only wants to attach images in a directory
> with various types of files and similar names. It gets much worse if the
> files have very long names (so one cannot see the extension).
I'm leaning more torwards a bug in GTK theme since using QT themes seems
to work fine. Unless you can tell me why it only happens on GTK apps and
not in Qt i cant honestly say this is a bug in TB.
The dialog is the same however QT gives a different libs to use but
Thunderbirds code dialog does not change.
Do you have thunderbird-gnome-support installed?
I don't get a lot of attachments anymore. Can you please send me one to
gnomefreak AT ubuntu DOT com
I would like to see if this is reproducible in 3.0 and 2.0
As for the 2d user case i believe there is already a bug filed for that
(file names too long)

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

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