Bug 243583 - When no file handler is installed, an unhelpful "couldn't display" message gets shown
When no file handler is installed, an unhelpful "couldn't display" message ge...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
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Reported: 2007-06-10 00:56 EDT by n0dalus
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 21:31:47 EDT
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Description n0dalus 2007-06-10 00:56:58 EDT
Description of problem:
When opening a file with no application handler installed, nautilus shows an
error 'Couldn't display "$filename".'. This dialogue could be improved a lot.

- Talking about 'displaying' a file doesn't make sense with things like audio files.
- The message makes no distinction between nautilus not recognising the file
type and there being no application installed to open it.
- The dialogue doesn't suggest any possible applications that could be installed.
- The dialogue has no window title.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Expected results:
If the filetype is not recognized, the dialogue should say something like "File
type not recognized".
If the filetype is recognized, but there is no program installed to open it, it
should say "No program is installed to open files of type '$type'." A really
good addition to this would be to list a few Fedora packages that could be
installed to open the file. This would need to be maintained somewhere, perhaps
in the same place Gnome gets its mimetype data from.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:59:05 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:31:46 EDT
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