Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462806
VLC opens when an item is selected from Places Menu
Last modified: 2009-08-09 18:49:03 EDT
Created attachment 317142 [details]
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Description of problem:
After an install of VLC player, I added a shortcut for it to the panel. I found after a restart that whenever I selected a folder option from the Places menu that VLC would open, attempt to add everything in that folder to the playlist, and usually crash. I have since uninstalled VLC, which fixes the problem, as soon as it is reinstalled though, problem surfaces, and there is now no shortcut in the panel for VLC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Up to date f9 install as of 19/09/08.
VLC media player 0.8.6i Janus (wxWidgets interface)
(c) 1996-2008 - the VideoLAN Team
Compiled by mockbuild@.(none).
Compiler: gcc version 4.3.0 20080428 (Red Hat 4.3.0-8) (GCC) .
This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
You may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence;
see the file named COPYING for details.
Written by the VideoLAN team; see the AUTHORS file.
I have been unable to fix the fault yet to attempt to replicate.
Steps to Reproduce:
Not sure that this will reproduce fault but.
1. Install VLC
2. Drag and drop icon to panel. Restart
3. VLC no opens whenever a folder option is selected from places Menu. Non folder options ie, Computer, Search, seem unaffected.
Post the output of
Suspect you have done what I managed to do with a different application.
Ok, so can you tell me how a broke it and how i now fix it?
you should be able to right click on any normal folder (say the home folder on your desktop), right click, choose properties, go to the "Open With" tab and make sure that the only item in the list is "Open Folder". If there are other items, click on them and then click Remove.
I had exactly the same problem. Well, it opened rhytmbox, but the hint in comment #3 fixed it for me. Maybe one should make it either more hard to overwrite the settings for opening a folder, or one should ensure that this "Places" thing works everytime...
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Well, there's a suggestion in comment #4, but I won't bother to reopen this bug actually.