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Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#1 Post by dfp5 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:20 am

I'm not sure this is the right forum or if it's directly related to MX, but this is a bit of a problem for me, and I am having difficulties finding a solution.

Whenever I'm in the Thunar File Browser, it displays thumbnails just fine. But when I'm in Firefox and go to a site like imgur, click to upload an image, it seems to be locked in list view like this:

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But I want it to look like this (and this is Windows 10):

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Is there a way to rectify this? And if so, can it be explained in a way that a dumb beginner like me can understand? I already tried the about:confit method, but couldn’t find any “ui-allow” line people specify.

I keep getting directed to gtk3-filechooser patches, but have no idea what to do with them, or even if I'm downloading the right thing.
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 am

Good post: I have the same situation, but never stopped to do anything about it. I am using Opera, so different browser and different engine.

Try this: open Thunar > Preferences > Display and change the Show thumbnails pull-down menu to "Always." Then log out and back in.
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#3 Post by richb » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:31 am

Seems pretty typical. Same happens with Google Chrome and dolphin. It never bothered me and I never even thought about.
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#4 Post by KernSpy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:50 am

I think PC Fileman has a - thumbnail view. Not sure if that is what you are looking for?
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#5 Post by fehlix » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 am

dfp5 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:20 am
Is there a way to rectify this?
That's a very long outstanding issue to show thumnails of all files like with a full file-browser - never solved by the Gnome folkes, who are providing gtk-file chooser.
But what you have is a preview/thumbnail on the right side of a selected file within filepicker ( gtk-filepicker ).
Here an example, opening a file in a web-browser (firefox, chromium, palemoon etc),
as they are all using the same underlying gtk-filechooser-lib:
filepicker2.png
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#6 Post by dfp5 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:32 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 am
Good post: I have the same situation, but never stopped to do anything about it. I am using Opera, so different browser and different engine.

Try this: open Thunar > Preferences > Display and change the Show thumbnails pull-down menu to "Always." Then log out and back in.
That shows them, but they're microscopic sized. I'm looking for something that resembles the Windows image I posted.
KernSpy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:50 am
I think PC Fileman has a - thumbnail view. Not sure if that is what you are looking for?
It doesn't matter what File Browser I use, Firefox will always have that list thing and tiny images.
fehlix wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 am
That's a very long outstanding issue to show thumnails of all files like with a full file-browser - never solved by the Gnome folkes, who are providing gtk-file chooser.
But what you have is a preview/thumbnail on the right side of a selected file within filepicker ( gtk-filepicker ).
Here an example, opening a file in a web-browser (firefox, chromium, palemoon etc),
as they are all using the same underlying gtk-filechooser-lib:

filepicker2.png
Yeah, I know. I didn't get that in the screencap initially, but I still don't like it. I tend to upload images quite frequently in my internet browsing, and I have a very large image folder. With the way it works here on MX (and other GNU/Linux distros), the process of finding the image I want takes a lot longer than it would be on Windows 10, which is almost a game-breaker for me.

I read you can apply some arch gtk patch: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk3 ... icon-view/

But have no idea how to, and there don't seem to be simple instructions.

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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#7 Post by fehlix » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:31 pm

dfp5 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:32 pm
I read you can apply some arch gtk patch: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk3 ... icon-view/
But have no idea how to, and there don't seem to be simple instructions.
Wow! Thansk for that.
That looks really intersting. :number1:
Seems he provides for both gtk3 and gtk2 an iconview-patch:
https://github.com/Dudemanguy911/gtk
and
https://github.com/Dudemanguy911/gtk/tr ... -icon-view
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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#8 Post by dfp5 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:21 pm

fehlix wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Wow! Thansk for that.
That looks really intersting. :number1:
Seems he provides for both gtk3 and gtk2 an iconview-patch:
https://github.com/Dudemanguy911/gtk
and
https://github.com/Dudemanguy911/gtk/tr ... -icon-view
:puppy:
Is there a guide on how to use it?

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Re: Filepicker not displaying thumbnails

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:48 pm

You could make a package request...
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