Follow OS policy about single- vs double-clicking files

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ivo Marques Martins, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
All
Linux
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

I think click policy in mozilla should follow the click-policy of the Desktop
Enviroment.

Essentially in dialogs that operate files/folders.

Maybe it gets too tricky finding the click policy of various Desktop
Enviroments, but at least include an option that enables or disables it.

If exists an var that can be changed to do this, i'm not aware of it, and
therefore i'm sorry for the enchancement report.

When i refer to click policy, i refer to double-click or single click to open
files or folders.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Updated

14 years ago
Summary: Following OS click policy → Follow OS policy about single- vs double-clicking files

Comment 1

14 years ago
I believe Firefox uses standard GTK+ 1 or GTK+ 2 API calls.  Someone please
confirm or refute this.  If so, then this problem should be taken up with the
GTK+ runtime environment people.

I'm setting it to NEW to get a developer response.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: firefox → bryner

Comment 2

14 years ago
The problem with this is that selecting and loading files are completely
different operations than working with links in a browser.
I think this is about the filepicker bits?  The Linux filepicker we use is
anything but perfect, by 1.0 we'll hopefully be using the GTK 2.4 and higher
filepicker.  The upcoming qt port will use native dialogs as well.

I don't think there's any major WMs that do single click in filepickers, which
is why we're using double-click, correct me if I'm wrong here.
Assignee: bryner → nobody
QA Contact: general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
We use the native file pickers now on all supported platforms.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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