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Bug 139641 - Can't change default text editor
Can't change default text editor
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-11-16 23:17 EST by Braden McDaniel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-07-11 00:22:58 EDT
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Description Braden McDaniel 2004-11-16 23:17:03 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):

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
Reopen "Preferred Applications", select "Text Editor" tab. Note that
the default text editor has reverted to "Text Editor".

Expected results:
It was expected that the selected editor would remain selected.
Comment 1 Pawel Salek 2005-02-27 02:23:48 EST
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?
Comment 2 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-03-12 02:24:35 EST
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?
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2005-04-22 23:25:22 EDT
Not an fc4 issue, since the text editor tab is gone in fc4
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:12:55 EDT
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.

Thank you!

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