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Thank you for your contribution206:15, 25 December 2018
Native Dialogs in Firefox022:57, 24 December 2018

Thank you for your contribution


I just saw that you updated some screenshots. Thank you, it looks great. I'm maintaining a list of page who still need to be updated at my user page. Regards

Carl Schwan

20:51, 24 December 2018

You're welcome!

One problem I have noticed however is that some screenshots do not update after uploading. I upload using Firefox, and check using Konqueror, so it's not an issue of the images still existing in a cache (they still show a week later). When I view the image information, the information (date, resolution, etc) shown is for that of the newly uploaded image, even though the old is still displayed.

Edit: Interesting, I tried on another PC: For some images (not all) I got the old image on the Wiki page, but when I clicked the image, the new one popped up. Perhaps some server side cache or oddity.

I also wrote a draft for a Native Dialogs in Firefox page:

23:02, 24 December 2018

That's how caching works here. You have to wait for some days until the old images will be replaced with the new ones. ;)

06:15, 25 December 2018

Native Dialogs in Firefox

Using Native Plasma Dialogs in Mozilla Firefox[edit]

Starting with version 64, Firefox can now display the native Plasma "Open" and "Save" dialogs, thus integrating better with the look and feel of Plasma Desktop.

This is a new feature, and should be considered experimental. As such, expect to find bugs, and please report any you find:


To enable the native dialogs:

  • Install the necessary libraries. On most distributions, this can be done installing the xdg-desktop-portal package. This may be broken into two separate packages, xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-kde.
  • Make a copy of the Firefox desktop file:
    cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop $HOME/.local/share/applications
    If this feature is desired for all users, the system-wide shortcut must be modified as a user with superuser (root) privileges instead.If the feature is desired for all users, the system-wide shortcut must be modified as a user with superuser (root) privileges.
  • Using the kwriteconfig tool in a console window (or a text editor), modify the Exec directives to instruct Firefox to use the Portal functionality.
    kwriteconfig5 --file=$HOME/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop --group="Desktop Entry" "Exec" "env GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"
    kwriteconfig5 --file=$HOME/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop --group="Desktop Action new-window" "Exec" "env GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"
    kwriteconfig5 --file=$HOME/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop --group="Desktop Action new-private-window" "Exec" "env GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"
Changing all "Exec" directives is required as Firefox can be started in multiple modes.
22:57, 24 December 2018

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