Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600919
glitch on how gnome is handling the .desktop links
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:49:16 EST
Description of problem:
I just updated from fedora 12 to fedora13. The preupgrade did a wonderful job.
Now that I am exploring the new features of fedora13 the first thing that I noticed is that all my links to websites are not associated with my preferred application and I don't see any way to associate them with my web browser.
The .desktop links are small files that are created by firefox or chrome when you drag and drop a link from the url.
Here is an example of a link to linux journal linuxj.desktop
Name=Link to linuxJ
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I have been using this features for all the previous releases of fedora.
Fedora 13 is the first release that do not recognize the .desktop extension
I have upgraded two machines from fedora 12 to fedora 13 and I have noticed the same problem
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Drag and drop a url from fedora or chrome to the Desktop
2. The file lacks of any icons and if you try to open the link do not open.
The file is not recognized
open the file with my preferred application
Reassigning to a more-correct component.
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