>I understand why it is the way it is, which is why I mention that it
>is sometimes the 'right' decision. However, end users don't like it,
>no matter what the technical merits may be. Also, each application
>obviously has it's own special needs, and the OS default File Chooser
>cannot satisfy them all.

Maybe the GTK library (GtkFileChooser, to be specific) could show the native
Windows dialog, if available?

One standardised file chooser can't satify all needs, but a solution is that
there are hooks and other mechanisms that allow applications to extend the
file chooser.

However this should be discussed in a GTK forum/mailing list.

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