Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1278845
Open Folder in Firefox's library opens Baobab
Last modified: 2016-07-19 15:58:57 EDT
Description of problem: In the Download section of Library window, clicking on Open Folder doesn't open the Folder but Baobab
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Bookmarks -> Show all bookmarks
2. On a downloaded file, click on Open folder
It opens Baobab
It opens the folder containing the file
Thanks for bugreport. What kind of desktop environment do you have? which app the command:
Please check content of this directory:
and try to find custom application handler for opening directories.
(In reply to Jan Horak from comment #1)
> Thanks for bugreport. What kind of desktop environment do you have? which
I'am running on XFCE.
> app the command:
> xdg-open file:///home/
> Please check content of this directory:
> and try to find custom application handler for opening directories.
This was the content of directory:
that I've deleted. Than I closed/restarted session but the problem is the same.
Also logging with another user has the same problem.
> Thank you.
Hm, this looks fine, please try also:
xdg-mime query default inode/directory
Hi, this is the output:
This seems to be also okay, I've got another command for you:
python -c 'import gtk;gtk.show_uri(None, "file:///", 0)'
you need to have pygtk2 package installed to be able to perform it. It should open default application for inode/directory content type.
It opens nothing (visible), but in background it starts
that exits after few seconds.
*** Bug 1234319 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
For reference, in bug 1234319  Jaromir found similar bug for Ubuntu 
and also upstream bug is there .
It seems that nautilus is probably not installed (is it?) and g_app_info_launch_default_for_uri (which firefox use to open directory) fallbacks to mimeinfo.cache and search for inode/directory entry and firs app which support inode/directory is baobab.
Same problem on mate desktop on fedora-23.
$ rpm -q nautilus baobab
Uninstalling baobab fixes the issue so that I can get a nautilus folder window for Places-> Home Folder
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