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Bug 67793 - Show hidden show ".directory" files. Confusing.
Show hidden show ".directory" files. Confusing.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-07-01 23:16 EDT by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 08:24:59 EDT
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Description Ben Levenson 2002-07-01 23:16:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
Start Here
           |_Applications  <--clicking here produces error "A".
           | and
           |_All Applications  <-- clicking here take you to applications,
                   |               but ...
                   |_All Applications  <-- there is yet another 
                                           "All Applications folder. clicking
                                           here produces error "B".

error A:

  Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of 
  displaying "applications:///.directory".

error B:
  Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying

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Comment 1 Ben Levenson 2002-07-01 23:33:32 EDT
hrmmm ...
I can't reproduce this with a fresh user. The bug originally manifested
when I logged in with my personal account (which was running one of the 
earlier trees). Is it a result in the change of one of the metafile formats?
Would it be useful for you to see one of my .nautilus/* or .gnome/* files?
If not, then I guess we can close this as NOTABUG.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-02 01:42:13 EDT
I'm not sure I can come up with a good guess as to what might be wrong here;
perhaps caused by the menu editing stuff?

Let's leave the bug open for now, see if there are any more reports at least.
Comment 3 Ben Levenson 2002-08-20 15:21:38 EDT
this seems to be related to the following preferences option:
Show Options: Hidden files
When this feature is enabled, I consistently get duplicate entries.
1- start here
2- double click on preferences
3- edit nautilus preferences: Icon & List Views: Show Options: Hidden files
4- the open nautilus window will refresh in the background, and a preferences
   launcher will appear. If this doesn't happen, refresh the window.
5- double clicking on the new preferences launcher results in the following
   error message: "Can't Display Location | Nautilus has no installed 
   viewer... <OK>"
6- edit nautilus preferences and disable hidden files option.
7- duplicate preferences launcher should disappear.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-20 15:31:19 EDT
Oh, right. Nautilus is just displaying the .directory files.
We've seen this issue before.
Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2002-08-21 03:59:13 EDT
Yeah. that sucks. Maybe we should unconditionally not show ".directory" files?
Although that is a bit lame too.
Comment 6 Alexander Larsson 2004-10-04 08:24:59 EDT
Moved upstream:

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