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FS#67287 - [chromium] desktop entry registers x-scheme-handler/ftp

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Peter Weber (hoschi) - Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 15:53 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 16:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



The file 'chromium.desktop' registers for MimeType "x-scheme-handler/ftp". Therefore Chromium tries to open every file which is available via FTP protocol.

Additional info:
* package version(s): 83.0.4103.116-3
* config and/or log files etc.: /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop
* link to upstream bug report, if any:

Steps to reproduce:
1.) Install chromium
2.) Open a FTP connection with Nautilus
3.) Double click any file -> chromium always tries to open the file

What should happen:
The assigned application should open the files. For examples 'gedit' shall be used for 'txt' files, when assigend to 'text/plain'.

# pacman -Rns chromium
The other webbrowsers like Epiphany or Firefox don't register themselves for 'x-scheme-handler/ftp' and cause no issues.


PS: Furthermore Chromium is rather invasive. It also registers for png, jpeg and gif and so on. None of that is the job of a webbrowser.
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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 16:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by freswa (frederik) - Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 16:21 GMT
The handler only defines the ability of an application to handle certain MIME-Types. There can be multiple applications installed on a system which may be able to handle the same MIME-Type though.
It's upon the user to choose the application to open a certain MIME-Type with as he/she likes.