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Thread: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    I see I see. Good to know actually.

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    Yeah, you have to be careful working with elevated permissions. I oversimplified it a bit, and at the suggestion of another user, Krytarik, check out this link - using sudo in place of gksu can actually have worse consequences, so don't do it! = )

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    Alrighty, I'll check that out.

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    Wow... okay. lol... so in short, anything that is graphical, use gksudo, anything that is handled in the terminal use sudo. Scary thing is, this is the first I've actually heard of the gksudo command... although I've only been using Ubuntu for around a month. I used to use slackware quite a few years ago, maybe it wasn't a necessity then? I dunno lol.

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    Yeah, privilege elevation differs between distros, and they all have slightly different policies.

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    So to the OP, if you do need elevated privileges to save the file, use gksudo

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    Re: "Home folder" opens in media player instead of nautilus

    No need for gksudo to edit that file, as mentioned in post 6 is proper

    If you're on lucid you may want to keep in mind that in 10.04.2 a SRU patch to nautilus was applied that shouldn't have been. Haven't checked to see if it was reverted in 10.04.3

    It wouldn't affect how you fix this though would prevent adding anything additional to the context menu on folders

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