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    Folders wont open on click

    Ok so I've probably shot myself in the foot with this one.

    A while back a program popped up on my machine although I cant remember which one asking me how I wanted to handle this type of file. It was a folder so i thought it odd that It couldn't determine how to open it.

    I wasn't sure what the default file manager was in Ubuntu so i done some sloothing. After a while i decided to try gnome-open and it worked.

    Of course there was a remember this button that i decided to tick after having to type gnome-open a couple of times and now heres the kicker. It update the system configuration and I cannot open any folders with this.

    I cant get into them from places or even if I'm in a program like Firefox and try to open the downloads containing folder.

    So the 2 questions:

    1. Is gnome-open the right way to go or should i have used nautilus or others.
    2. how do i get into the system configuration and change this back?!

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    Re: Folders wont open on click

    gnome-open is intended for command line opening of a file. It opens the file with an associated program. I don't know how it handles filetypes associated with itself, but you probably should have opened it with nautilus. Any idea why it asked you to associate folders in the first place?
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    Re: Folders wont open on click

    If there is more than one application able to open a specific file you may get a dialog box with a question . You can select an application to open a file or folder by right clicking the file > open with other application . Choose the application from the menu and check remember this application.
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    Re: Folders wont open on click

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    If there is more than one application able to open a specific file you may get a dialog box with a question . You can select an application to open a file or folder by right clicking the file > open with other application . Choose the application from the menu and check remember this application.
    This works however i don't have the remember command. Quite strange.

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