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Support for remote file upload on Linux through GTK file chooser

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Firefox
Shell Integration
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enhancement
3 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Yet Ding, Unassigned)

Tracking

30 Branch
All
Linux
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140611075517

Steps to reproduce:

1. Click here in the bug tracker on the "Browse" button to attach a file
2. Assuming you are using GTK, the GTK file chooser will open.
3. In the location field paste an URL to a picture from the web


Actual results:

On Windows the photo gets uploaded and attached from the remote URL


Expected results:

There is already support for this feature by the GTK file chooser. It just needs to be enabled in Mozilla Firefox.

This has been supported by the file chooser for quite a while:

https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/GtkFileChooser.html#gtk-file-chooser-set-local-only

But it is up to the individual applications to make use of it, either by implementing support for the URI scheme itself or by using gio/gvfs. You can try it for example with gedit:

    click on "open"
    press ctrl+l
    enter "http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/26ilpv/would_you_like_to_see_support_for_remote_file" (no quotes, no trailing slash)

That should give you the html code of this reddit thread.

Updated

3 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Shell Integration
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: x86_64 → All
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