[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#426164: Bug#426164: Bug#426164: xfce4: link to editor in bottom panel (very) broken

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun May 27 15:25:01 UTC 2007

On dim, 2007-05-27 at 17:16 +0200, Gaetano Guerriero wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > On dim, 2007-05-27 at 13:06 +0200, Gaetano Guerriero wrote:
> >> By checking "run in terminal" vim starts correctly in a terminal.
> >>
> >> Anyway my sensible-browser is links, is launched from the tool-bar
> >> with 
> >> 'exo-open --launch WebBrowser', and it starts in a teminal without
> >> the 
> >> box checked, why the sensible-editor cannot start in similar way?
> >>
> > 
> > In preferred applications, what is selected for browser?
> > sensible-browser or links?
> Debian Sensible-Browser.

Sensible browser detects if there is an X session running, and if this
is the case, run x-www-browser if it exists, www-browser in a terminal
otherwise. If there is no X session, it runs www-browser.

I'd say that you don't have any x-www-browser (because links isn't in
its alternatives) and you are in the case where Xsession is running, and
no x-www-browser is detected. So it's sensible-browser which runs it

Can you confirm this?

> There isn't preferred text editor anyway 

No there is not. But the bug isn't there, well, if you look
at /usr/bin/sensible-editor you'll see that it doesn't detect if X's
running or not. It checks if $EDITOR is set, and if not there is some
fallbacks, all console one.

So I'd say it's not a good idea to have it in default panel (strange
noone else reported problem). I'll investigate a bit more and keep you

Thanks, and regards,

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