Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 747982
broken konqueror launcher
Last modified: 2012-07-19 12:03:51 EDT
Description of problem:
konqueror launcher (part of Task Manager widget) randomly starts konqueror as file manager or at next attempt to start as browser with error message "Improperly Formatted URL".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start konqueror launcher.
2. Close konqueror.
3. Start konqueror launcher again.
Error: Improperly Formatted URL
The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you entered was not properly formatted. The format of a URL is generally as follows:
Konqueror should start as browser without errors. (not as file managed because there is file manager dolphin).
These launcher (konqueror and dolphin) is not configurable - if they removed then no way to restore them so maybe they should be removed because this new KDE 4.7 feature looks as not complete.
This happens for me on 16.TC2 LiveCD but for new user on installed F16 konqueror starts as file manager instead of as browser.
Launchers added in ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc
browser=preferred://browser, , ,\s
filemanager=preferred://filemanager, , ,\s
OK, I can semi-regularly reproduce this using the 16.TC2 i686 live image.
first launch of
kfmcilent openURL 'preferred://browser'
gives the error as reported. without closing, all subsequent launched work.
interestingly (confirmed by nucleo on irc),
kfmcilent openURL 'preferred://filemanager' seems to also run konqueror (instead of dolphin as expected)
I think we tentatively agreed on irc to revert the upstream change that introduced these preferred://-using launchers , given this bug, and the one about not being able to remove them.
So, while we're at it, let's get an upstream bug filed to track new issue (so we can consider dropping the reversion when both issues are known fixed)
kdebase-workspace-4.7.2-8.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
This bug is final release blocker because meets this release requirement:
14. All elements of the default panel configuration in all release-blocking desktops must function correctly in common use
One of launchers on default panel is broken.
+1 blocker per comment #5.
Discussed at the 2011-10-24 QA meeting functioning as a blocker review meeting. Accepted as a blocker bug per comment #5.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
(In reply to comment #2)
> OK, I can semi-regularly reproduce this using the 16.TC2 i686 live image.
> first launch of
> kfmcilent openURL 'preferred://browser'
Is kfmclient supposed to understand the preferred:// url? I thought it was only the tasks launcher that does.
kdebase-workspace-4.7.2-8.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.