Bug 447043 - Nautilus doesnt allow me to open directories with applications
Nautilus doesnt allow me to open directories with applications
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-17 07:13 EDT by Dams
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:21:35 EDT
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Description Dams 2008-05-17 07:13:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko Galeon/2.0.5

Description of problem:
Used to work with fedora 7 and fedora 8. Fedora 9's nautilus doesnt allow me to open directories with an application, like audacious.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
nautilus(0:2.22.2-7.fc9).x86_64 gvfs(0:0.2.3-11.fc9).x86_64

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click on a directory and click on "Properties".
2. Click on "Open with" tab, then "add". Choose "audacious" or something that makes sense"
3. Validate your choice. And close the "Properties" window
4. Right-click on the same directory

Actual Results:
Right-click menu is the same as before the operation described above

Expected Results:
Right-click menu should contain a non-default "open with audacious" choice.

Additional info:
This could be part of the gvfs migration. The mime type used to be x-directory/normal with gnome-vfs and gvfs recognize directories as mime inode/directory.
Comment 1 Kevin 2008-07-17 08:43:17 EDT
Confirmed.... sort of.

Right clicked on folder full of Music and selected 'open with -> other app'.
Selected VLC. Music started playing. Closed VLC - no changes to 'open with' list.

Right clicked on same folder and selected 'open with -> other app'.
Selected k3b. k3b opened. Closed k3b - no changes to 'open with' list.

Right clicked on directory and VLC was all of a sudden in the open with list!
Selected 'open with -> other app' and loaded the same music directory in
RythemBox. Again k3b is now in 'open with' but RythemBox isn't.

If I go to properties -> open with, all but the last selection is there. Removed
all custom entries and verified that they are gone from the open with list.
Added VLC via properties. Its not there. Added Ryhembox. Its not there but VLC is.

It is remembering the last 'open with' application, but is not adding it to the
list until another 'open with' application is selected. The next application is
also remembered but not added to the list until another open with is performed -
and so on and so fourth.

Should be an easy enough bug to nail for the right developer :)
Comment 2 Dams 2008-07-19 04:58:06 EDT
As additionnal information, this bug only happens when upgrading to fedora 9
gnome. New UNIX accounts can add things to directories "open with" menu just fine.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 20:55:41 EDT
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:21:35 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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