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FS#31861 - [Gnome-shell] Open Containing Folder

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by beta990 (beta990) - Tuesday, 09 October 2012, 14:07 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Thursday, 15 November 2012, 14:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Gnome-shell 3.6 (Testing/Gnome-testing)

When right clicking on a file or downloaded file, and click the option Open Containing Folder in the context menu, the program Disk Usage Analyzer opens, instead of Files/Nautilus.

Is this a known bug?

This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Thursday, 15 November 2012, 14:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  baobab 3.6.3-1
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Tuesday, 09 October 2012, 15:17 GMT
baobab.desktop registers as a MIME handler for inode/directory. We really need to set sane defaults for file associations. There is a AUR package that copies everything from Ubuntu but that does not fit quite well:
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Tuesday, 09 October 2012, 15:39 GMT
report this issue upstream please.
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Tuesday, 09 October 2012, 20:37 GMT
It would be really cool if they implemented some priority system upstream (KDE has this), but this problem is really old and I don't know if they ever get it fixed. :/

If you think baobab.desktop is the issue, you might also have another filemanager installed which must have this association. Then the default filemanager is purely random (depends on the filesystem, same thing with browser, image-viewer, text-editor etc.). But I also don't understand why baobab got this association. It doesn't seem wrong but it has no positive effect in Gnome itself.
Comment by beta990 (beta990) - Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 17:24 GMT
Installing the aur-package gnome-defaults-list, fixes the problem.
It could be that the default file-manager was not set as it should be.

Thanks Matthias for the help.

Closing this issue for now. :)

@wonder: will do
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 07:51 GMT
it happens because baobab exports the mimetype.

You should report that upstream and paste the link here or at least, add me to cc or at least paste the link here.
Comment by Michael Catanzaro (MichaelCatanzaro) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 23:23 GMT
I've reported this upstream against Baobab:

I had trouble adding a CC for you - perhaps you have to be registered there for that to work.