KDE's own file dialogs aren't the most useful on OS X. For better integration with the rest of the OS and restore drag-and-drop functionality, they should default to "native".
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open file dialog in an application like kate, e.g. to open a file
note how the dialog is different from OS X dialogs, how it doesn't provide easy access to different mounted volumes, the history nor the drag-and-drop facility that allows one to select a file or move to a folder by simply dropping one onto the dialog.
it'd be nice to have the things mentioned above as missing
just setting Native=true under [KFileDialog Settings] in kglobalrc leads to distorted file dialogs. The webpage given above lists a few patches that I implemented.
I'm throwing in the patch to unify title and toolbars.
Created attachment 87687 [details]
patch to enable native filedialogs by default
Created attachment 87688 [details]
patch that unifies title and toolbar
NB1: not all applications appear to honour the type of dialog; for example kdenlive will use a KDE file dialog when selecting the Add Clip function. And it's distorted in that case.
NB2: couldn't get the patches accepted for a Review Request because they're not git diff patches?!
TRUE -> true
If reviewboard did not work, you could also send a mail to kde-core-devel with a message there. On the other hand, we would prefer if someone of the KDE-on-Mac community with a KDE git developer account would simply commit those fixes after a review within the community, because the non-Mac developers cannot really decide if those integration patches are correct.
That latter options is indeed what I just suggested/asked on the kde-mac ML ...
I have posted this as an RR now .
The RR doesn't seem to solve the issue of distorted file dialogs...