[tbb-bugs] #27903 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser 8 does not respect gtk3 settings

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#27903: Tor Browser 8 does not respect gtk3 settings
 Reporter:  gk                              |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                          |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                          |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser        |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                          |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-8.0-issues, tbb-regression  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by donnm):

 TBB 8 also clobbers gtk file chooser settings for other gtk programs
 (reported in #28428). For example, whether the file chooser or Nautilus
 sorts folders before files.

 1. Running:

 $ gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-directories-first true
 $ gsettings get org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-directories-first

 2. Then in TBB 8, CTRL-O or CTRL-S to open file chooser. Close it without
 doing anything.

 3. Again running:

 $ gsettings get org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-directories-first

 The issue I describe here is more related to #28428, which I would argue
 is not a duplicate of this report (#27903) because the latter deals with
 TBB 8 not respecting gtk settings, while #28428 deals with TBB 8 actively
 clobbering gtk settings.

 I created a hack workaround that just tries to maintain my preference:


 while true; do
     VAL=$(DISPLAY=:0 gsettings get org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-

     if [ $VAL == "false" ]; then
         echo "Fixing file chooser settings."
         DISPLAY=:0 gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser sort-
 directories-first true
     sleep 1

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27903#comment:3>
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