Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1255955
Cannot choose application by path in application chooser dialog
Last modified: 2017-01-30 05:00:00 EST
Description of problem:
I try to open a file called launch.rdp in firefox. Firefox show the file open dialog for type "rdp file".
I choose "open with" and then I'm not able to give the path of the application to open the file with. I wanted to open the file with the program "/usr/bin/xfreerdp", but there seems to be now way to specify the path of a locally installed application. Instead I only have to options to
"show all applications" or to "search a new application".
Please fix this horrific usability error!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is a dialog from GTK3 toolkit. Reassigning component. See: https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/GtkAppChooserDialog.html
Maybe there's a way to show "Browse" button, but from documentation I see none.
If you want to open a file from /usr/bin, use a filechooser. The appchooser is about choosing applications that are represented by desktop files.
Okay, so we should use filepicker, not the appchooser in Firefox?
No, you shouldn't. Choosing a binary in /usr/bin is not a great user experience.
Choosing a binary like ~/bin/myscript.sh should not involve managing mime databases :(