Bug 508667 - nautilus MIMEs does not tell firefox that it's a filemanager
Summary: nautilus MIMEs does not tell firefox that it's a filemanager
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-06-29 12:00 UTC by Muayyad Alsadi
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:40 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 13:22:16 UTC

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Description Muayyad Alsadi 2009-06-29 12:00:14 UTC
Description of problem:
open I click on "Open containing folder" in firefox downloads it tells me that it does not know any filemanager

but after I installed xfce [thunar I guess], "Open containing folder" works and opens xfce's filemanager.

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

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Garrett Mitchener 2009-07-15 14:56:33 UTC
This is probably related to bug #508585?

Comment 2 Muayyad Alsadi 2009-07-15 18:07:20 UTC
yes, it's related to them

and in my case 

xdg-open ~/

opens in nautilus

but firefox never launched nautilus

Comment 3 Edward Sheldrake 2009-08-26 16:05:27 UTC
The folder mimetypes nautilus handles are in gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop, but that file has been broken by a perl line in nautilus.spec (after desktop-file-install).

$ desktop-file-validate /usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop 
/usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop: warning: key "Encoding" in group "Desktop Entry" is deprecated
/usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop: error: value ";" for key "OnlyShowIn" in group "Desktop Entry" contains an unregistered value ""; values extending the format should start with "X-"

The nautilus rpm post/postun scriptlets are also lacking update-desktop-database, for .desktop files with mime types.

All the perl operations on the .desktop files should be removed, the first two don't do anything anymore and the third one breaks the file.

With the fixed .desktop file and update-desktop-database, Firefox "Open Containing Folder" opens nautilus for me as expected.

Comment 4 Muayyad Alsadi 2009-09-08 22:06:21 UTC
> All the perl operations on the .desktop files should be removed,
I confirm that this solution works

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2009-09-09 16:35:52 UTC
The thirst perl operation is not there just for fun. The intention is to not show this desktop file in any desktop. Thus the value for OnlyShowIn is an empty list, and lists in desktop files are ;-terminated. But it seems the empty list is just empty. Just removing the ; should fix it.

Comment 6 Edward Sheldrake 2009-09-09 19:29:28 UTC
Shouldn't the "NoDisplay=true" line take care of that?

I just tested it further, and it appears when running GNOME, firefox won't open nautilus if OnlyShowIn is present but doesn't include GNOME.

Comment 7 Edward Sheldrake 2009-09-09 21:35:13 UTC
The firefox behaviour is from gnome-vfs2, gthumb's "Open with the File Manager" also opens konqueror.

Comment 8 Julian Sikorski 2009-10-06 08:55:23 UTC
Yet, transmission's "Open Folder" works.

Comment 9 Tomáš Bžatek 2009-10-06 11:37:00 UTC
FYI, firefox GIO bits should be in trunk by now, will take some time to get into Fedora.

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