Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139641
Can't change default text editor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
I can select a text editor from the list, but it invariably reverts to
"Text Editor" (i.e., gedit).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open "Preferred Applications".
2. Select "Text Editor" tab.
3. Select bullet "Select an Editor".
4. From the drop-down list, pick an editor other than "Text Editor".
5. Close the dialog.
Reopen "Preferred Applications", select "Text Editor" tab. Note that
the default text editor has reverted to "Text Editor".
It was expected that the selected editor would remain selected.
Confirmed. It seems like a trivial bug to fix. Does anybody know how
to work around it before it gets fixed? Some magic gconftool-2
incantation or another windows registry modification?
Note that if you run gnome-default-applications-properties from the terminal you
get a message back:
"(gnome-default-applications-properties:3979): libgnomevfs-WARNING **:
Deprecated function. User modifications to the MIME database are no longer
Should this bug be reported upstream as well?
Not an fc4 issue, since the text editor tab is gone in fc4
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.