OpenURI#

Description#

Portal for opening URIs

The OpenURI portal allows sandboxed applications to open URIs (e.g. a http: link to the applications homepage) under the control of the user.

This documentation describes version 4 of this interface.

Properties#

org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI:version#

version readable u

Methods#

org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI.OpenURI#

OpenURI (
  IN parent_window s,
  IN uri s,
  IN options a{sv},
  OUT handle o
)

Asks to open a URI.

Note that file:// URIs are explicitly not supported by this method. To request opening local files, use org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI.OpenFile.

Supported keys in the options vardict include:

  • handle_token (s)

    A string that will be used as the last element of the handle. Must be a valid object path element. See the Request documentation for more information about the handle.

  • writable (b)

    Whether to allow the chosen application to write to the file.

    This key only takes effect the uri points to a local file that is exported in the document portal, and the chosen application is sandboxed itself.

  • ask (b)

    Whether to ask the user to choose an app. If this is not passed, or false, the portal may use a default or pick the last choice.

    The ask option was introduced in version 3 of the interface.

  • activation_token (s)

    A token that can be used to activate the chosen application.

    The activation_token option was introduced in version 4 of the interface.

parent_window

Identifier for the application window, see Window Identifiers

uri

The uri to open

options

Vardict with optional further information

handle

Object path for the Request object representing this call

org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI.OpenFile#

OpenFile (
  IN parent_window s,
  IN fd h,
  IN options a{sv},
  OUT handle o
)

Asks to open a local file.

Supported keys in the options vardict include:

  • handle_token (s)

    A string that will be used as the last element of the handle. Must be a valid object path element. See the Request documentation for more information about the handle.

  • writable (b)

    Whether to allow the chosen application to write to the file.

    This key only takes effect the uri points to a local file that is exported in the document portal, and the chosen application is sandboxed itself.

  • ask (b)

    Whether to ask the user to choose an app. If this is not passed, or false, the portal may use a default or pick the last choice.

    The ask option was introduced in version 3 of the interface.

  • activation_token (s)

    A token that can be used to activate the chosen application.

    The activation_token option was introduced in version 4 of the interface.

The OpenFile method was introduced in version 2 of the OpenURI portal API.

parent_window

Identifier for the application window, see Window Identifiers

fd

File descriptor for the file to open

options

Vardict with optional further information

handle

Object path for the Request object representing this call

org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI.OpenDirectory#

OpenDirectory (
  IN parent_window s,
  IN fd h,
  IN options a{sv},
  OUT handle o
)

Asks to open the directory containing a local file in the file browser. This is implemented using the org.freedesktop.FileManager1.ShowItems() D-Bus API and if that service doesn’t exist falls back to the OpenURI method on the directory of the file.

Supported keys in the options vardict include:

  • handle_token (s)

    A string that will be used as the last element of the handle. Must be a valid object path element. See the Request documentation for more information about the handle.

  • activation_token (s)

    A token that can be used to activate the chosen application.

    The activation_token option was introduced in version 4 of the interface.

The OpenDirectory method was introduced in version 3 of the OpenURI portal API.

parent_window

Identifier for the application window, see Window Identifiers

fd

File descriptor for a file

options

Vardict with optional further information

handle

Object path for the Request object representing this call