Bug 430728

Summary: Open file dialogue defaults to "electronic book document" instead of "all files"
Product: [Applications] okular Reporter: ca.bu
Component: generalAssignee: Okular developers <okular-devel>
Severity: normal CC: aacid, justin.zobel, mszegedy2, nate, wbauer
Priority: NOR    
Version: 20.12.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Arch Linux   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:
Attachments: Shell environment under which bug was reproduced.

Description ca.bu 2020-12-23 06:28:42 UTC
The open file dialogue searches "electronic book documents" only per default. I have to change this every time I want to open a file.

1. Okular -> File -> Open
1. Ctrl + o

Dialogue defaults to "electronic book document" every time (first entry in list) 

Should default to "all file" (last entry) or at least to the previous selection

Linux/KDE Plasma: linux 5.9.14.arch1-1
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: -
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.77.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2

tested with xcb and wayland-egl
Comment 1 Albert Astals Cid 2020-12-23 19:49:51 UTC
You're not using plasma i guess? Which Desktop Environment are you using?
Comment 2 Bug Janitor Service 2021-01-07 04:33:58 UTC
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Comment 3 Wolfgang Bauer 2021-01-12 10:07:00 UTC
I'm not the reporter, but I can reproduce this by running okular in IceWM (or via
"XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=icewm okular" in Plasma).

This is with okular 20.12.1.

Inside a KDE/Plasma session, the filter defaults to "All supported files" as expected.
Comment 4 Maria Szegedy 2021-01-14 09:15:40 UTC
Created attachment 134833 [details]
Shell environment under which bug was reproduced.

I can confirm this bug. Conditions:
  x86_64 Linux 5.9.13-arch1-1
  KDE Frameworks 5.78.0
  QT 5.15.2 (built against 5.15.2)
  The xcb windowing system
  Okular 20.12.1
I have attached the output of env. As noted above by Wolfgang Bauer, the bug is dependent on the value of XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP, which is to say Okular's idea of the QT5 configuration. I have tried a few values of this:
  Worked; loaded KDE Plasma theme instead of the one I set, and did NOT display bug:
  Didn't work 1; Correctly loaded QT5 theme I set, and displayed bug:
  Didn't work 2; Didn't load the QT5 theme I set, and displayed bug:
    all other values, e.g. 'kde-plasma', 'kde5', 'lightdm', 'i3'
Comment 5 Bug Janitor Service 2021-01-16 23:54:39 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/graphics/okular/-/merge_requests/362
Comment 6 Albert Astals Cid 2021-01-17 00:27:12 UTC
Git commit 23af5aae7f9e90a138053ac5bdd797cb728218c6 by Albert Astals Cid.
Committed on 16/01/2021 at 23:53.
Pushed by aacid into branch 'release/20.12'.

Fix an unexpected file type being the default on open (non Plasma desktops)

M  +1    -1    shell/shell.cpp