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    Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    This is something that has bugged me for some time, I am hoping someone can pick up on it and...in before someone tells me to do it myself I don't have the time.

    When you try to run an application that you downloaded that hasn't been marked as executable the dialog box is not helpful at all, i see this type of post on my website all the time:
    I can't seem to run the executable. I unzip the files, then when I double-click it, I just get told that there is no application application installed for executable files.
    Direct quote from a user!

    Can this not be made more user friendly to at least tell people how to do it if they wish to run it?

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    Some times ago, when gtk2 was used, the user was having everything available from GUI; but devs was tired to get too much garbage reported by users tweaking all they was finding/reading from untrusted sources. So restrictions now exist with gtk3 and the latest ubuntu releases (less newbies errors)

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    I can't seem to run the executable. I unzip the files, then when I double-click it, I just get told that there is no application application installed for executable files.
    Caja ( improved old Nautilus ) from MATE can still do the trick

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    Is no one else bothered by this rubbish dialog?

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    Quote Originally Posted by ELD View Post
    Is no one else bothered by this rubbish dialog?
    If you are really concerned, then report against the appropriate package (zenity/dialog)

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    I am tired of it. I have to everytime locate the package with dolphin.

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    Re: Improve the dialog when trying to run executable

    Quote Originally Posted by deri View Post
    I am tired of it. I have to everytime locate the package with dolphin.
    nautilus have the "search" feature; but its not that thread purpose. so open your own thread instead of hijacking here.

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