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    Default Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    This just started and I have no idea why.

    It's really simple, I close Nautilus and it pops open again and always to the folder "media".

    The only thing I had in the media was a CDROM, which I unmounted and that made no difference. I then removed the CD from the CDROM drive and that made no difference.

    Any ideas why opensuse 11.2 would insist on keeping a Nautilus window open all the time -- defaulting the "/media" folder on initial opening?

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    On 2010-07-15 08:16 GMT Reg gie wrote:

    >
    > This just started and I have no idea why.
    >
    > It's really simple, I close Nautilus and it pops open again and always
    > to the folder "media".


    ....

    > Any ideas why opensuse 11.2 would insist on keeping a Nautilus window
    > open all the time -- defaulting the "/media" folder on initial
    > opening?


    Try killing it.

    Not close, kill. Notice that this will also "kill" part of your
    desktop, like no icons - so then restart manually nautilus, and see
    what happens. Alternatively, log out, ensure there is no nautilus
    running (ps afxu | less -S in a VT), and log in again.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))


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    Default Re: Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    If I kill nautilus sure enough my icons dissappear, however, it also restarts itself. The folder that pops up does too. This leads me to believe that somehow, whatever the mechanism that restarts services might have also somehow got an instruction to restart nautilus with the media folder in addition to just restart nautilus normally.

    However, I am unsure where that would be except probably somewhere under the etc folder.

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    Default Re: Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg gie
    If I kill nautilus sure enough my icons dissappear, however, it also
    restarts itself. The folder that pops up does too. This leads me to
    believe that somehow, whatever the mechanism that restarts services
    might have also somehow got an instruction to restart nautilus with the
    media folder in addition to just restart nautilus normally.

    However, I am unsure where that would be except probably somewhere
    under the etc folder.

    Hi
    Go into the Control Center -> File management preferences, on th tab
    media I would uncheck the box 'Browse media when inserted' and maybe
    play with the other settings.

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    Default Re: Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    That worked, thanks.

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    Default Re: Media Folder popping up in Nautilus

    That actually didn't keep working however I did find a solution just today. I removed the file with the word "nautilus" in it from
    ~/.config/session-state/

    Restarted my desktop and finally it's gone.

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