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    Default Need help with a Thunderbird tweak

    I am running 12.1/KDE 4.8.2 and Thunderbird 11.0.1

    When authoring an Email and inserting an image, I select Insert-Image and a window opens called Image Properties.
    I then select the Choose File button and another window opens called Select Image File, which looks like a version of Dolphin file manager. In the upper right of this window is an Option button (Wrench with small down arrow) which opens a dialog of options including "Show Bookmarks". Selecting Show Bookmarks adds a bookmark icon to the Select Image File toolbar and manages a bookmark list. Very helpful.

    Is there a way to configure this window such that Show Bookmarks is ON by default?
    It is sort of a pain to have to select it each time.

    I'm not sure if I should be digging into KDE, GTK or Mozilla configurations

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Need help with a Thunderbird tweak

    OK, a few lookers but no ideas yet.

    I also notice that when running Firefox, selecting File-Open File opens the same file browsing dialog window.

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    Am 19.04.2012 14:46, schrieb cmcgrath5035:
    >
    > I am running 12.1/KDE 4.8.2 and Thunderbird 11.0.1
    >
    > When authoring an Email and inserting an image, I select Insert-Image
    > and a window opens called Image Properties.
    > I then select the Choose File button and another window opens called
    > Select Image File, which looks like a version of Dolphin file manager.
    > In the upper right of this window is an Option button (Wrench with small
    > down arrow) which opens a dialog of options including "Show Bookmarks".
    > Selecting Show Bookmarks adds a bookmark icon to the Select Image File
    > toolbar and manages a bookmark list. Very helpful.
    >
    > Is there a way to configure this window such that Show Bookmarks is ON
    > by default?
    > It is sort of a pain to have to select it each time.
    >
    > I'm not sure if I should be digging into KDE, GTK or Mozilla
    > configurations


    The window you are seeing is from KDE so I would guess that these
    settings are somewhere hidden in KDE.


    Wolfgang

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    Default Re: Need help with a Thunderbird tweak

    Thanks, Wolfgang.
    Hacking about, I have determined (I think) that these menus are serviced by kmozillahelper, which is in the mozilla-kde4-integration rpm.

    I am still digging, but as yet unable to find any applicable setup or configs for it.

    I am a bit puzzled. I have created a few bookmarks within the file chooser dialog. Those bookmarks are persistent(between reboots) and are visible from both Firefox and Thunderbird.
    But interestingly, I cannot find those bookmarks as the contents of any file on the system doing ascii search.
    I don't know why they would choose to hide them (encrypted, binary, etc).
    I thought perhaps if I could find where they were stored, I might find a config file or similar.

    Still digging

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    Am 21.04.2012 20:46, schrieb cmcgrath5035:
    > I am still digging, but as yet unable to find any applicable setup or
    > configs for it.
    >
    > I am a bit puzzled. I have created a few bookmarks within the file
    > chooser dialog. Those bookmarks are persistent(between reboots) and are
    > visible from both Firefox and Thunderbird.
    > But interestingly, I cannot find those bookmarks as the contents of any
    > file on the system doing ascii search.
    > I don't know why they would choose to hide them (encrypted, binary,
    > etc).
    > I thought perhaps if I could find where they were stored, I might find
    > a config file or similar.
    >
    > Still digging


    I'm pretty sure this is somewhere saved deep in the KDE configuration
    but I'm not really familiar with that.


    Wolfgang

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    Default Re: Need help with a Thunderbird tweak

    That my quess too, but well hidden!

    I have posted over at KDE Forums to see if they can help.

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    OK, I found the solution with help from folks over at KDE Forum.
    If interested, here is the Thread

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