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    Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    I just backed up a 8.04 installation's home directory, did a clean install of 10.04 from the alternate CD, then restored the old home directory.

    Everything seems to be working fine except for one thing. When I click on a link in the Places menu (Desktop, user folder, etc) Brasero opens instead of Nautilus!

    I've searched and haven't found any explanation for this. I've also looked through gconf-editor and can't find a setting that would explain it. In gconf-editor desktop -> gnome -> applications -> component viewer is set to "nautilus %s."

    I tried running:
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nautilus
    but that didn't help.

    How in the world do I get Nautilus to be the default application for the folders in Places?
    Last edited by linux4me; September 25th, 2010 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    heya, same happened to me when i installed 10.10.

    To fix it,
    you just right click on a folder, hit "open with other application"..
    and then choose "open folder"..
    and check, "remember this application for folder files" at bottom.

    That is the temp fix i guess, anyway..
    Someone else here told me.

    Works great here now though, after doing that.

    I actually had to go into "computer",
    and right click on a folder from there.

    g'luck.
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    Re: Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa1111 View Post
    heya, same happened to me when i installed 10.10.

    To fix it,
    you just right click on a folder, hit "open with other application"..
    and then choose "open folder"..
    and check, "remember this application for folder files" at bottom.

    That is the temp fix i guess, anyway..
    Someone else here told me.

    Works great here now though, after doing that.

    I actually had to go into "computer",
    and right click on a folder from there.

    g'luck.
    Thanks for the quick reply, but that didn't work. I tried going into Computer in Nautilus, right clicked on "file system" and chose "open folder." No joy. Brasero still opens. Then I tried going into Computer, browsing to the "home" folder, and tried the "open folder" thing with "open with other application" but Brasero still opens!

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    Re: Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    I finally figured this out with the help of this bug report.

    Apparently, the problem file was /home/ <user>/ .local/ share/ applications/ mimeapps.list:
    [Added Associations]
    application/x-compressed-tar=f-spot-import.desktop;
    application/x-gzip=f-spot-import.desktop;
    inode/directory=brasero.desktop;nautilus-cd-burner-open-iso.desktop;nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;nautilus-browser.desktop;userapp-nautilus-S9U5IV.desktop;
    application/x-extension-link=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;
    x-content/software=nautilus-autorun-software.desktop;
    If you look at the "inode/directory" line, brasero.desktop is first in line. I think some of the subsequent entries are due to my attempts to add "open with other application" entries.

    This file obviously got moved over when I restored the old home directory for the machine. Renaming the file--or deleting it--is a fix, as would be changing the inode/directory line to include just "nautilus-folder-handler.desktop".

    Since there aren't that many files in the backup, I'm going to do another install and just copy over the files and folders I know I need so there aren't any more gotchas like this one down the line.

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    Re: Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    I changed the inode line to the following:

    Code:
    inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;

    Works so far. Thanks for the solution!

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    Re: Places Opens Brasero Instead of Nautilus?

    Yes, the mimeapps.list solution works for me too (10.10)!
    Last edited by Pratik Ali; April 10th, 2011 at 07:42 AM. Reason: ambiguity

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