Use GTK2 version of Save File dialog box in Mate

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Feb 3 10:16:16 UTC 2018

Hi Didier,

Here's installed packages on my system

  * libgail-3-0/stable,now 3.22.11-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
  * libgail-common/stable,now 2.24.31-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
  * libgail18/stable,now 2.24.31-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
  * libatk-adaptor/stable,now 2.22.0-2 amd64 [installed]

My system details:

  * Mate v 1.16.2
  * Gnome Orca 3.26.0

For now, the workaround is to disable key Echo for modifier key in Orca 


- I post it on orca mailing list about a week ago

Best Regards

Edhoari Setiyoso

On 02/03/2018 03:57 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hello,
> [quoted lines from  Edhoari Setiyoso]
>> I have some applications that when I choose to save, it'll open GTK3 version of Save File Dialog box. While some other apps using the GTK2 Save as dialog box.
>> Using GTK3 version seems to cause problems with orca, specifically when creating new folder, orca will says "Left Shift" multiple times whenever I press a key.
>> So my questions is it possible to force all applications to use GTK2 Save as dialog box?
>> FYI : I'm on Debian
> It would help to know which version of MATE and orca you are using.
> Be aware that more and more applications use GTK3.
> For instance MATE 1.18 has dropped all GTK2 code.
> Let me quote this page:
> gtk3 needs libatk-adaptor and libgail-common.
> Maybe you could check that you have that?
> You could post also on the orca mailing list, as this issue seems to be related to Orca.
> Greetings,
> Didier
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