Bug 10977 - GNOME problem using "Open With..." on a file in RH 6.2
GNOME problem using "Open With..." on a file in RH 6.2
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gmc (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2000-04-21 17:16 EDT by Stefan Nehlsen
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-18 17:37:34 EDT
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Description Stefan Nehlsen 2000-04-21 17:16:40 EDT
This is using GNOME, with X set up to be on by defaul when logging on...

   Whenever I first log on, if I immediately right-click on a file in the
file browser/manager window, and choose "Open With...", I get a dialog
box/window that allows me to choose a whole bunch of Applications to open
the file with.  Or, I can also enter in the program's name manually, or
use the "Browse" option.

   HOWEVER, if I expand a tree, AND/OR right-click on empty space in the
file manager, and THEN try to right-click on a file and choose "Open
with..." what happens is that I get the dialog box but NO APPLICATIONS ARE
LISTED.  Just a blank space!! The only option for me is to enter in the
name of the program manually or select one using the "Browse" option.

   This happens CONSISTENTLY.  If I do what I did in the previous
paragraph FIRST, then during this session of using GNOME, I will NEVER get
the Applications to show up again using "Open with..." on a file.  I have
to logoff and re-logon (usually as a different user) to have probably an
80% chance of having things return to "normal".  I say "normal" in quotes
because if I do what I did in the previous paragraph, then the bug shows
up again.
Comment 1 tai4ji2x 2000-04-21 20:34:59 EDT
btw, the dialog box is titled "gmc"...
Comment 2 Dale Lovelace 2000-08-19 15:18:18 EDT
changing tp gmc.
Comment 3 Jonathan Blandford 2001-04-18 18:05:04 EDT
I am unable to duplicate this at all in gmc on either 7.0 or 7.1.

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