[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#679453: Bug#679453: debian: When Using XFCE Various Programs Default to Nautilus Instead of Thunar

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Sun Jul 1 21:53:24 UTC 2012

On 30/06/12 02:51 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam., 2012-06-30 at 18:40 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> reassign 679453 xfce4
>> thanks
>> Daniel Dickinson <debian at cshore.neomailbox.net> writes:
>>> Package: debian
>>> Severity: normal
>> Unfortunately, there is no 'debian' package, so the report you filed
>> wasn't forwarded to any maintainer who could do something about it.
>> When filing Debian bugs, please file them against particular packages
>> that exist, or virtual packages.
>>> I have noticed that when using XFCE with some programs that are
>>> Gnome-centric that parts of GNOME get installed and that instead of
>>> using XFCE defaults for applications (probably by MIME) (e.g. Thunar
>>> for fhle management) that programs like Iceweasel will use GNOME
>>> default apps.  This is a major pain because without the full GNOME
>>> desktop default Gnome bits don't work well, and besides I want (and
>>> prefer) the XFCE (which is my desktop environment I am running) bits.
> Well, you should be able to chose what applications run in two ways:
> * in preferred applications, you can chose stuff like browser, file
> manager, mail client etc.
> * in the file manager, in a file properties you're able to chose what
> application will open what kind of file
> Now you would need to provide specific non-working stuff for us to do
> anything.
>> ...however, in this case, I do not know what would be the appropriate
>> package to file it against. I'm reassigning it to xfce4, so the XFCE
>> maintainers can further process it, if necessary.
> I just can't do anything with that, unfortunately :)

Well I gave a specific example of Iceweasel opening Nautilus instead of
Thunar (I'll add, e.g. when doing Open Containing Folder), but the this
isn't an issue of a specific problem but of the way application
preferences are handled around MIME-types because they all default to
the GNOMEish behaviour if GNOME components are present.

It's an general architectural problem not a specific-instance bug.

GNOME folks are unlikely to care, or at least in the past haven't cared
about non-GNOME users.  Maybe it's changed in the past few years I've
been not stayed particularly connected to what's going on in Debian.



<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping,
it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it

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