I have an internal processes meeting with work where I am trying to describe the benefits to migrating to QGIS 3 from QGIS 2.

I need to explain the technicalities of how the save option works better for some of the processing tools. In this example I use the dissolve tool:

QGIS 2.18.14

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QGIS 3.2.3

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I know that QGIS 3 is so much better because you don't have to painfully navigate through your file system and that you have access to the Quick Access Panel, but I just don't know what has changed technically for this to be possible.

Basically I need the technical jargon to explain to them why?


QGIS 2 was using the Qt version of the file explorer which was limited in what it offered as well couldn't access native features that you normally can get.

QGIS 3 now uses the native browser based on the OS it's running on in order to give a better experience for the user and allow access to things like you have in the screenshot


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