Re: Support for remote file in location window

Now after having tried Chrome and Firefox as well I can confirm that
it is not a Browser issue. With all of them I cannot submit a remote
http URL. The GTKFileChooser window does not accept it.

Are you really sure that GTKFileChooser supports remote files?


On 4 July 2013 23:05, Robert Orzanna <orschiro gmail com> wrote:
Now I understand it. Thus it is a problem of Chromium. Interesting.

Can someone of you confirm that issue, e.g. by trying to upload an
image from the web to imgur.

Maybe it is just here on my system that it does not work.

I am running Arch Linux with chromium 28.0.1500.52-1

On 4 July 2013 22:52, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
GTK+ is the library that provides that window. The window is known as

When Chromium says "please open a GtkFileChooser", it provides a set of
options about how to return the results. One of these options is "do I want
to get a URI back (file:///usr/share/pixmaps/google.png,, etc.) or do I want a file path back

GtkFileChooser does not hand Chromium back the file's contents. It simply
hands it back the URI or file path. Chromium would need to somehow open the
URI it gets back. Obviously, Chromium can open http/https URIs using its own
networking stack, but for whatever reason, it chooses not to toggle on that

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Robert Orzanna <orschiro gmail com> wrote:

Thanks for your responses.

Ritesh is talking about gvfs, you, Jasper, about gtk. Could you
clarify how they work together?

As for the application:

Generally I need this feature when trying to upload something onto a
website using Chromium. Pressing the upload button on the website then
opens the "Open file" window [1]. However, I am not sure which program
provides this window. As for the file manager, I am using Nautilus.

So, is there any way how I can tell the window to accept remote files?




On 4 July 2013 18:34, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
Well, GtkFileChooser can support remote files (there's a flag for it),
only if the application can understand it. The app is returned either a
filename (which is local-only) or a URI which it has to use Gio to
implement. I don't know what app you're using, but it has to flip the
to enable URIs in GtkFileChooser, and then be able to interpret the URI

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Ritesh Khadgaray <khadgaray gmail com>


On 02-Jul-2013 6:18 PM, "Robert Orzanna" <orschiro gmail com> wrote:

Hello there,

Is it possible to implement support for providing remote files to the
location window?

I am talking about this window:

This would be very useful for uploading remote files to websites in a
browser session.


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This comes from gvfs (  not gtk.


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