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    Default Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    For as long as I can remember, when I download something, I can click "open containing folder" from the "downloads icon" in FF, and the folder opens in Dolphin. Now for some unknown reason FF has decided to use a file manager "Files".... Which I did not even know was installed!



    I found this when googling about and have followed the advice there, and the entries are added to the file /.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list, but FF still insists on using "Files" I have logged out and back in.

    https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.c...aining-folder/

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    Default Re: Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    Looks like Nautilus
    I don't have this problem
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    Default Re: Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    Thank Caf.
    Some days ago I needed a GUI tool which was a gnome thing (can't remember which, possibly Gsmart or similar), which pulled in a load of other gnome stuff..... But that should not have 'told' FF to use a different file manager!!
    That screen shot is the "help/about" from the 'new' filemanager that FF launches, is it nautilus?
    edit: yes it is, I just ran Nautilus from Alt-F2.
    So how do BAN it? I am used to Dolphin and would prefer it be default, I suppose I could uninstall it from YAST, but that seems extreme. Why has FF decided to prefer it?

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    Default Re: Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    Just noticed that dropbox is doing it as well... Grrrrrrrr

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    Have a look into "Configure Desktop" (systemsettings)->"Default Applications" and check what's set for "File Manager".

    If that's ok but it still doesn't help, enter "File Associations" and set dolphin to be the preferred application for the type "inode/directory".

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    Default Re: Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    Thank you Wolfie, I have checked both of those, and both are set to 'Dolphin'

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    Default Re: Firefox has started a very annoying behaviour!

    IIRC I had this happen once and it was very difficult to clear up, I'm not even sure I did manage it
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    Oh dear! If you could not fix it Caf, my chances are quite slim! I will consider uninstall/taboo of Nautilus in YAST2 and see how firefox/dropbox react!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakou View Post
    Thank you Wolfie, I have checked both of those, and both are set to 'Dolphin'
    Try to run this then:
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    sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/
    I just noticed I have the same problem (I don't use Firefox very often...), and this fixed it for me, even without uninstalling nautilus.

    Here's an explanation btw.:
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=904229

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    Thanks again, Wolfie. But this has not worked either.....

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