Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137355
inconsistancy in mime handling
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
Description of problem:
right click on a .doc file shows three choices for apps:
Preferences on same file, open with:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a "rich text doc" and name it with a .doc extension
2. right click on the file will show three open options
3. prefs, open with will show two.
Seems to me two different code paths.
If you rename the file to .rtf it will show just the two choices in
So, there are two problems here:
1 Nautilus add both fast/slow mime type application to the context
menu, that can be useful in case of mismatches. Doing the same for the
properties dialog would be totally confusing because you can edit the
types there. So it's useful VS possibly confusing (inconsistency).
Alex think we should pick useful here, I agree.
2 The desktop file we install for OOwriter uses text/rtf instead of
application/rtf like the freedesktop database. With that fixed oowrite
would be showed in properties too.
So I'm reassigning to Open Office.
We should use application/rtf in oowriter desktop file, like the
freedesktop database. If there was a good reason to use text/rtf
please let me know and I'll get the freedesktop database fixed.
caolanm->snickell: remove that text/rtf from redhat-word-processor.desktop from
redhat-menus please and replace it with application/rtf if that's not already in
Looking at FC6/FC7, the oowriter desktop file that we ship nowadays has
application/rtf in it. So I assume this is fixed.