Google Chrome's file chooser has preview in previous versions of Ubuntu(21.10 and earlier).

It is painful since I can't see which one is the correct picture when uploading in browser.

Any ideas?

  • I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I had an image preview in the previous LTS release and it's still there after the upgrade. Aug 21, 2022 at 0:02
  • There's a solution for Firefox under about:config, according to askubuntu.com/a/1428041/286078 Is there anything equivalent under chrome://about?
    – saeng
    Jun 30, 2023 at 4:15

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No progress on this front. Rather a regression with GTK4.

Indeed, Google Chrome is using the latest GTK4 (libadwaita) file dialog on Ubuntu 22.04. An icon view in GTK dialogs has been lacking forever. While GTK3 dialogs were at least still able to show a preview of the currently selected file, that possibility does not appear to be implemented (currently?) in GTK4 file picker dialogs.

  • is there any related issues to track?
    – reddot
    Aug 27, 2022 at 14:37

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