Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451823
Nautilus, Places, Home opens easytag
Last modified: 2011-03-28 22:08:24 EDT
Description of problem:
In GNOME, clicking Places, Home starts easytag (it should open the home folder).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This may be related to
I've checked these bug report, and looking at the current easytag.desktop file,
I see only :
So I really don't understand how easytag can be opening directories... could you
double check :
- The /usr/share/applications/easytag.desktop file (MimeType line)
- The output from "grep default /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache"
Yah, those are the obvious places. But there's nothing there, see below.
It's perfectly reproducible. If I yum remove easytag, the Home, Desktop, and
Pictures links under Places all work fine. If I yum install easytag, all three
of those links start easytag instead of opening folders in nautilus.
$ grep MimeType /usr/share/applications/easytag.desktop
$ grep default /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
And here's the relevant stuff from gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop:
Exec=nautilus --no-desktop %U
Same thing happened to me, but in my case gthumb-importer started instead of
I 'solved' it this way:
* Open nautilus
* Right click on a folder
* Select properties
* Choose the 'Open with' tab
* Select 'Open Folder'
* Click <Close>
Sounds like a Nautilus problem.
I confirm that comment #3 offers a workaround. Also, keeping Matthias in the loop...
Personally, I'm not sure it is a nautilus error. I think it is a user error, or
maybe better a HID problem.
I know for myself I changed the behavior when opening a folder. I didn't realize
I changed it for all folders and not only the folder I was working with. This
although I am aware that if you change 'Open with' in the properties it happens
for all files within the same class.
Well, the easytag case is definitely not user error.
$ yum install easytag
-> problem exists
$ yum remove easytag
-> problem does not exist
Note that no user intervention -- such as setting nautilus options -- was
necessary to cause the problem.
I do have a Gentoo machine with Nautilus 2.22.3 and easytag 2.1.5 which does not
have this problem. I haven't tried easytag on my FC9 laptop, but will try that
I just installed easytag on my Fedora machine and it didn't change the way
folders opened. I didn't experience the problems you're talking about. So in my
case solution #3 really solved my problem, sorry.
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The bug occurs also in fc11.
1. vi /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
2. set the line that refers to x-directory to be: x-directory/normal=gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;
However, one should not allow the default gnome file browser to be dethroned just by installing another package. Some warning or verification should be given.
This also happens in F12
I've re-checked the /usr/share/applications/easytag.desktop file I have on an F-12 system, and just saw :
That explains. But why it wasn't there last time I checked... I really don't know. I'll be pushing a new package which removes the "x-directory/normal" type from the file.
easytag-2.1.6-3.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
easytag-2.1.6-3.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
easytag-2.1.6-3.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
easytag-2.1.6-3.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update easytag'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/easytag-2.1.6-3.fc12
easytag-2.1.6-3.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update easytag'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/easytag-2.1.6-3.fc11
The previous update was never pushed to stable, easytag-2.1.6-5 was instead.
I'm facing this problem on F14.
I've manually downloaded and installed easytag-2.1.6-3.fc14.x86_64.rpm from koji, and It's also buggy. If easytag installed, then folders from Places menu are opened by easytag.