View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem in places on toolbar

February 20th, 2011, 12:05 PM
in toolbar i have 3 options ie places /apps etc.. using places i have home folder / music/pictures docs vidios etc.. when i use movie player/or ryambic box...once i cannot open any progam without movie player opening by default... ie i click on pictures and movie player trys to open,, have reinstalled twice so thats no answer,,,gaz

February 20th, 2011, 09:28 PM
i get a problem using the home folder (accessed from menu bar under places.. once i have used movie player any file i open in home folder 9ie docs or pictures gets opened by movie player even though it doesnt play pictures,,,i have already reinstalled ubuntu 10.10 and have tried the gnome media player with the same results'''gaz

February 21st, 2011, 03:04 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums,

you may have inadvertedly chosen those media players as default app to handle folders.

Open the file "~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list" and lookup the entry for "inode/directory", it should be like this:

Here is a good explanation of what may have caused it:


February 21st, 2011, 05:16 AM
Duplicate thread of this one:

I did answer there.

Bucky Ball
February 21st, 2011, 05:38 AM

A note: Duplicate threads are against forum rules and make life very confusing. I have asked mods to merge your threads. ;)

February 21st, 2011, 06:44 AM
Please don't create multiple threads on the same subject. I have merged your two threads