Bug 473925 - Nautilus: vcards are not shown with a specific, informative icon
Nautilus: vcards are not shown with a specific, informative icon
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: 2008-12-01 08:45 EST by Alec Leamas
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:04:42 EST
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Vcard icons in Nautilus, Thunar and KDE (9.71 KB, image/png)
2008-12-01 08:45 EST, Alec Leamas
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Simple test vcard file, the same as in the the icons display attachment (183 bytes, text/directory)
2008-12-01 11:07 EST, Alec Leamas
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Description Alec Leamas 2008-12-01 08:45:03 EST
Created attachment 325232 [details]
Vcard icons in Nautilus, Thunar and KDE

Description of problem:

When displaying a vcard (i. e., a file with the mime type "text/directory"), Nautilus displays a very generic icon (text/*?) without any hint that this file an Electronic Business Card, thus making user's life harder

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Gnome 2.24-1

How reproducible: Always

How to Reproduce: Open  a folder containing a vcard (a text/directory file).

Actual results:

Generic icon without any hint that this is a vcard, making user's life harder.

Expected results:

Some kind of specific icon indicating that this is a vcard, making user's life

Additional info:

The card is correcly identified as a vcard, verified with the context menu.

This is true even when I install a fallback icon for the mime type
"text/directory" in /usr/share/icons/hicolor using xdg-icon-resource install...

Thunar displays the icon I have installed for the vcards.

KDE (konqueror, Dolphin) displays a themed icon showing that this is vcard.

This most likely related to the discussion in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=528320.

As I see it, this can be handled in at least three ways:

- This is the intended behaviour i. e. not a bug. This is not my opinion...
- The fact that vcard icons are missing from the default Fedora theme is a
  bug or an RFE for specific vcards icons.
- The fact that the the generic text/* (?) is used instead of the installed
  "text/directory" icon is a bug, as indicated in the upstream bug. Possibly
  this means that the upstream bug should be reopened?

I just presume that the patches applied upstream are present in the 
Fedora 10 release. Otherwise, the explanation is simple... I had this prooblem for some time, and presumed that it should be resolved in Fedora 10/Gnome 2.24.
Comment 1 Alec Leamas 2008-12-01 11:07:13 EST
Created attachment 325245 [details]
Simple test vcard file, the same as in the the icons display attachment

Simple test vcard file, the same as in the the icons display attachment
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