The idea of using the FileChooser portal as an opportunity to replace the file picker with Nautilus has been floating around for a while, but I couldn’t find a proposal or discussion yet.
The main benefits are support for thumbnails, starred files as well as using the same list of recent files and search behavior.
The plan would be to add a “file picker” mode to Nautilus that supports all the features of the FileChooser interface. open, save, readonly, title, …
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome use this new Nautilus mode instead of
I would love to hear what designers, Nautilus and xdg-desktop-portal-gnome maintainers think of this.