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    Default file manager is... Rhythmbox?!

    It's quite weird: under some circumstances, a folder tries to open in Rhythmbox instead of Nautilus. For example, if I download something in either Firefox or Chromium and choose "open containing folder", it tries to open the folder in Rhythmbox (which, obviously, does not work). Same happens if I try to open something in Gnome-Do.

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    • Ubuntu 11.04 (Yeah, yeah, I know. Don't judge me!)
    • Gnome 2.32.1
    • Rhythmbox 0.13.3
    • Nautilus 2.32.2.1


    Has anyone else seen this problem, or know how to fix it?
    Last edited by Trippmeister; March 30th, 2013 at 08:12 PM.

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    Re: Default file manager is... Rhythmbox?!

    Right click on the folder and select open with another application or open with and set nautilus default from the menu. In the case of a media file they can be opened with a media player , but normally you have yo select this option from the context menu if there is more than one application available to play the file. I don't know why this would change by it's self . I have not used Gnome Do only Synapse .
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    Re: Default file manager is... Rhythmbox?!

    Doesn't work. I've tried it (several times, because I keep forgetting that it didn't work the last time!) and for folders there's no option to set the default application.

    I'm wondering whether there's maybe a setting in gconf that I can change to fix it - anyone know? I've searched for "default" and "preferred" but the former only turns up default settings for specific applications, while the latter turns up nothing at all.

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    Re: Default file manager is... Rhythmbox?!

    From my earlier post on our blog here:

    http://www.tuxgarage.com/2012/03/fol...e-manager.html
    This can be easily fixed by just removing any custom associations - whether intended or not! - for the MIME type "inode/directory" from the concerning configuration files.

    In any version of Ubuntu, run this command:
    Code:
    sed -i '/inode\/directory/d' ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    In any version prior to Natty 11.04, additionally run this, just to be sure:
    Code:
    sed -i '/inode\/directory/d' ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
    Regards.
    Last edited by Krytarik; March 30th, 2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: add prior-Natty stuff, to benefit others as well

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