Problems with open/save dialog

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cosinus
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Problems with open/save dialog

Post by cosinus » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:37 am

Hello
I'm using Picture Window 8 from dl-c.com. It works near perfectly but the open/save dialog are lacking.
I'm using wine-5.0.3

It's installed with:
winetricks vcrun2019
wine msiexec /i Picture\ Window\ Pro.msi

Here is a screenshoot from the open dialog from windows.
pw-open-file-windows-txt.PNG
Under wine it's like this
opendialog-wine-txt.png
And the save dialog like this:
picturewindow-save-txt.png
There is no way to see where I am in the folder structure, and I have to browse from start to find find it out.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Problems with open/save dialog

Post by spoon0042 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:49 pm

Can you try setting an earlier windows version in winecfg? I think that is just what wine's file dialog looks like when set to windows 7 or newer. Unfortunately. I'll see if I there's a bug already or it may be worth making one if not.

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Re: Problems with open/save dialog

Post by cosinus » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:08 am

Thanks, but that don't help.
I can change the windows version after picture window are installed but the dialog is the same. If I hanging windows version before installation Picture Window gives me a warning about not supported system and refuse to install.

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Re: Problems with open/save dialog

Post by spoon0042 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:09 pm

Yeah, that was a dead end but it was a thought. It's worked for some things in the past but (not sure) programs more and more explicitly use the new style dialogs. And wine's implementation is, well, you see.

I did find a couple open bugs about file dialog improvements:
Bug 42645 - File dialog usability
Bug 44016 - Improve path handling in Open and Save dialogs
I think maybe though it's worth filing a new bug for your particular complaint.

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Re: Problems with open/save dialog

Post by cosinus » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:42 pm

Thank you.
I have tried to post a bug report
https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50338

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