Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110136
Cannot add new file type using gnome-file-types-properties
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:18:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is no way to add a 'Filename extensions' in the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome gnome-file-types-properties 2.4.0
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to Preferences and select File Types and Programs
(gnome-file-types-properties will open).
2.Select 'Add File Type...'.
3.Note that there is no 'Add' button under the 'Filename extensions'
field therfore, no way to add a new extension type.
Actual Results: No 'Add' button
Expected Results: 'Add' button to be present to allow me to add a new
To report this bug I simply copied and pasted some of text from Bug
91101... first reported by G Mengelberg on 2003-05-18 relating to RH9
I did a fresh install of FC1 on another machine recently and notice
that this bug(#110136) does not exist this other machine.
The machine on which this bug(#110136) is still a problem was an
_upgrade_ from RH9 to FC1. Possibly an upgrade versus new install is
the cause of this issue?
Additional clarification: Double click on file with 'No Action
Associated'|Click on 'Associated Application' button|Open 'Add File
Type' box. In the 'Actions' section, 'Programs to run:' should show
the <box to enter app name|down arrow|Browse...>
With Bug##110136 instead I see... exactly as type here:
instead of the box which enable user to type the name of an app.
Thus, associating a program action to a file is _not_ possible when
this bug exists.
After backing up essential data and config on this effected FC1 I did
a _clean_ install of FC1. The 'gnome-file-types-properties' is now
functional and Bug#110136 is no longer an issue.
Side note: Experience in the past with the windows OS had taught me
that OS updates where always problematic and not to be attempted. My
_upgrade_ from RH9 to FC1 was an experiment that FAILED. The FC1
update functionality is flawed and should be avoided as well.
Since it seems like this bug is difficult to reproduce (you need to do
an upgrade from rh9) and since the reinstall you no longer have the
problem you might want to close the bug.
(You can close your own bugs, but only privileged users may close bugs
opened by others)