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Thread: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

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    11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    After an otherwise successful update over the internet using Update Manager, I have a small problem with Oneiric Ocelot running in default (Unity) mode:
    when I click on the Trash icon in the Launcher, instead of opening a Nautilus window showing the trash contents, it opens Movie Player and Movie Player lists the Trash contents in its playlist and attempts to play the first item if it recognizes the format.

    How can I fix this? I'm not aware of doing anything that could have caused this. I didn't have this problem on 11.04.

    (I can still access and clear trash via Nautilus, if I open Trash via Nautilus.)

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    Having the same exact problem. Also my keyboard shortcut for opening the Home folder opens my movie player as well.

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    can you guys please report the issue/bug?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/community/report-problem
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

    and yea, as funny as this bug sounds, is not an Easter egg joke
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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    I won't have time today. I'm attending a funeral later today.

    I'll need time to understand how to file a bug plus I'll have to get a Launchpad a/c. Never done it before and don't want to make a fool of myself (and waste the time of volunteers)!

    In the meantime, if anyone else does so, it would be nice

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    I won't have time today. I'm attending a funeral later today.

    I'll need time to understand how to file a bug plus I'll have to get a Launchpad a/c. Never done it before and don't want to make a fool of myself (and waste the time of volunteers)!

    In the meantime, if anyone else does so, it would be nice
    is actually simpler than you would think

    just type in a terminal and follow the easy instructions:

    Code:
    ubuntu-bug unity
    in 2 minutes you are done
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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    If you did an upgrade then -

    Open up ~/.local/share/applications & delete mimeapps.list

    When upgrading that file should be deleted and allow to be recreated with current formatting & appropriate associations

    ( an alternate is to r. click on a folder > open with other app > pick the offending app from list > right click on > remove *screen, but I think it's best to just delete that list & start over
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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    If you did an upgrade then -

    Open up ~/.local/share/applications & delete mimeapps.list

    When upgrading that file should be deleted and allow to be recreated with current formatting & appropriate associations
    ...
    Here is the contents of the current mimeapps.list
    Code:
    [Default Applications]
    audio/x-vorbis+ogg=totem.desktop
    text/html=firefox.desktop
    application/x-sqlite3=userapp-sqlitebrowser-23NS1V.desktop
    inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
    
    [Added Associations]
    audio/x-vorbis+ogg=totem.desktop;banshee.desktop;gnome-mplayer.desktop;
    text/html=libreoffice-writer.desktop;
    application/x-sqlite3=userapp-sqlitebrowser-23NS1V.desktop;
    inode/directory=totem.desktop;
    x-scheme-handler/http=firefox.desktop;
    x-scheme-handler/mailto=thunderbird.desktop;
    text/calendar=gedit.desktop;
    video/x-ogm+ogg=totem.desktop;
    image/jpeg=eog.desktop;
    application/octet-stream=gedit.desktop;
    If I delete it, will it be recreated by itself or so I have to "train" anything or run some command?

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    If you did an upgrade then -

    Open up ~/.local/share/applications & delete mimeapps.list

    When upgrading that file should be deleted and allow to be recreated with current formatting & appropriate associations
    ...
    That's what I did, logged out, logged in, and now Trash is Trash

    Thank you!

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    What you'll notice now is that there will never be a line in the [Default Applications] sections for inode/directory=, only in the [Added Associations] section which will be your immediate r. click context menu associations

    If you still had the userapp-sqlitebrowser-23NS1V.desktop in that folder & use then you could add back those lines
    application/x-sqlite3=

    Otherwise best to start fresh - as you use the context menu or set new defaults the list will 'grow'

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    Re: 11.10: Clicking Trash in Launcher opens Movie Player

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    What you'll notice now is that there will never be a line in the [Default Applications] sections for inode/directory=, only in the [Added Associations] section which will be your immediate r. click context menu associations

    If you still had the userapp-sqlitebrowser-23NS1V.desktop in that folder & use then you could add back those lines
    application/x-sqlite3=

    Otherwise best to start fresh - as you use the context menu or set new defaults the list will 'grow'
    My problem is that clicking on trash in the launcher takes me to ubuntu software centre so I assume my solution is similar because I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 too, namely - Open up ~/.local/share/applications & delete mimeapps.list

    BUT when I did a search for mimeapps.list, the search result was- /usr/share/gdm/applications

    Should the location matter? The objective is to blow the mimeapps.list out of the water isn't it?

    The contents of mimeapps.list are as follows:

    [Default Applications]
    x-scheme-handler/file=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/ftp=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/ghelp=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/help=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/http=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/https=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/info=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/irc=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/itms=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/mailto=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/man=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/mms=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/rtp=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/rtsp=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/sip=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/trash=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/webcal=mime-dummy-handler.desktop
    x-scheme-handler/xmpp=mime-dummy-handler.desktop

    The location was - /usr/share/gdm/applications

    I have tried to find the file called mimeapps.list using the search facility in files (Location File system) by following the location results (/usr/share/gdm/applications) but without success. I really want to kill this little rascal, but if I cannot see it in the place it should be, how do I kill it? Once I have killed it (is it a gedit file?) do I just log out and log in - hey presto?

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