Cannot save SVG files from Konqueror.

Bug #48242 reported by Matt Sicker on 2006-06-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Graphics
kdegraphics (Ubuntu)
Matt Sicker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ksvg

Directly viewing an SVG file in Konqueror does not offer any viable method of saving the file. Right clicking the image does not activate a context menu of any kind, and the Location menu does not contain a "Save As..." entry. This is a somewhat large inconsistency when it comes to using KParts in Konqueror, so this menu entry at the least should be added.

Version: 3.4.2 (using KDE 3.4.2, Gentoo)
Compiler: gcc version 3.3.6 (Gentoo 3.3.6, ssp-3.3.6-1.0, pie-8.7.8)
OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.13-gentoo-r2

If I go to an .svg document in konqueror, it loads in the ksvgplugin right inside of konq.

I see two problems:

First, the title bar still says "about:blank", but more importantly...

There is no option "Location->Save as"

If I right-click on the picture, I can save as PNG, and I can even save the svg by using "View source" and then saving that.

There should be an easy way to save the .svg to disk.

Thanks for the report.
I can confirm both of these behaviours with 3.5.5 from debian

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Matt Sicker (jvz) wrote :

Well, this bug still exists, and since there's a bug in the kde database now, I'll confirm.

Changed in kdegraphics:
assignee: nobody → junx
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Matt Sicker (jvz) wrote :

Here's a test SVG file to try saving.

Bug confirmed in 3.5.9.

It has been partially fixed on KDE4:
You can save the SVG file, but on the save dialog the name is the same of the svg file, the extension is "html" and not "svg".

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 alpha?

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Incomplete → Invalid

In 4.5.0 --

The title bar is fixed.
Can no longer right-click to save as .png (could be handy...)
Location->Save As still shows .html file extension but the file is saved properly.

Can also now choose right-click->Actions->Download with KGet which does show the proper file extension when saving.

Thanks for the feedback!!! Do you consider the bug solved?

If the file dialog came up with "filename.svg" instead of "filename.html" then I'd say it was fixed.

The way it is now, if you save the file as "filename.html" then go File->Open and choose that file, it will not display properly. The file contents are correct, but Konqueror shows only: "image/svg+xml"

Rename the file to "filename.svg" and it displays properly.

Changed in kdegraphics:
importance: Unknown → Medium

In a related issue, it would be nice if the context menu for the svg would show applications that deal with svg in the "Open with" menu.

Is this still an issue with Konqueor 4.8.4 or 4.9 beta2?

I am only on 4.8.3 but there is no change in behavior here.

An easy way to test is to go to

Click on any item in "Most Popular", then click on "View Image"

Konqueror downloads and displays the SVG image fine.

Right-clicking on the image and choosing "Open With" does not show Inkscape.

File->Save As saves with .html extension.

Thank you for the fast feedback. I sadly don't really have the time to test all 1300+ open Konqueror bugs, so some feedback help form the reports is always welcome :)

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