Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160432
openoffice.org doesn't use GTK2 system file chooser
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
Openoffice.org does not use the GTK2 File Chooser dialog when running GNOME, but always uses the OpenOffice.org dialog. Going to Tools->Options->OpenOffice.org->General and toggling the "Use OpenOffice.org dialogs" on and then off again does not seem to work.
I then removed and reinstalled the openoffice.org-writer 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OOo
2. Start OpenOffice.org Writer from the menu.
3. Go to "Tools->Options->OpenOffice.org->General" and verify that "Use OpenOffice.org dialogs" is NOT checked.
3. Try to open a file using "Open" from the "File" menu.
Actual Results: The OpenOffice.org "Open" dialog is displayed rather than the GTKFileChooser.
Expected Results: The GTKFileChooser "Open" dialog should have been shown instead.
Verified that this also occurs with the "Save" dialog.
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.
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?
Whoops, I accidently closed the bug, reopening for the moment until concerns
above are addressed.
http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=42429 the accessibility bridges
in 2.0 don't play fair together