Bug 753 - QFileDialog is broken in regards to file extensions
Summary: QFileDialog is broken in regards to file extensions
Alias: None
Product: PulseView
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File handling (show other bugs)
Version: unreleased development snapshot
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-14 13:54 CET by Soeren Apel
Modified: 2017-02-25 15:05 CET (History)
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Description Soeren Apel 2016-02-14 13:54:33 CET
When trying to save a file without extension, the file dialog is supposed to automatically append the extension of the selected filter. However, this is currently broken on linux and OSX: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-27186

A workaround is most likely needed, seeing how the bug is known since 2006. I'm not sure whether it has been fixed in Qt5 but I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't.

A possible workaround is presented in a related bug: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-11352

Until the status on Qt5 is known, I'll postpone working on this.
Comment 1 Uwe Hermann 2016-02-18 16:00:28 CET
Yep, I can confirm this is not yet fixed in Qt 5.5.1 yet apparently.
Comment 2 Soeren Apel 2017-02-25 03:06:22 CET
lurchi on IRC says that it may be fixed in Qt 5.7.1 - is this something you could check sometime, Uwe?
Comment 3 Uwe Hermann 2017-02-25 15:05:27 CET
This seems to be related to Qt's choices when KDE is used.

After installing kwin, plasma, breeze on my box I can force the behaviour lurchi was seeing like this:


So it's indeed some desktop/theme specific thing apparently. We should find out if we can force Qt5 (via C++ code in PV) to always show/use that checkbox regardless of desktop.