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.
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?
Author: Federico Mena Quintero <federico gnome org>
Date: Wed Dec 14 12:12:04 2011 -0600
Add an org.freedesktop.FileManager1.service file for DBus
Even though this registers a service for a freedesktop name with a Gnome-specific
program (Nautilus), we'll just do this for now.
Later we can discuss in the DBus list how to launch services with generic
interfaces, but specific implementations for each desktop environment.
Signed-off-by: Federico Mena Quintero <federico gnome org>
Thank you Deano. Reading that bug report, and your advice, I have commented that entry, and firefox now launches Dolphin on request. I think this means that when nautilus updates, it will refresh that file, but I know where to look now. In the bug thread, someone suggests:
My workaround was to “sabotage” the org.freedesktop.Filemanager1 dbus service by creating:
and changing the Exec line to e.g. /usr/bin/false or /usr/bin/true;
this is better since it’s persistent and isn’t affected by system updates… etc.
This makes Firefox use whatever file manager I set in ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
I notice that Dropbox still launches Nautilus, which is annoying, but less so than firefox, as the dropbox folder is always in the same place and I can simply launch dolphin myself when I need my dropbox folder.
Dropbox for me has changed recently, since it upgraded. The icon in the tray changed and where it used to launch from a click on the tray icon, it no longer does. Now you have to right click the icon to get a context menu. Mine though does launch Dolphin. I don’t have Nautilus installed. And so of course too, Firefox is fine.
I have though noticed some apps present me with some kind of gtk style file manager
IIRC Gimp did so yesterday
Well, GIMP is actually a GTK application (GTK originally stood for GIMP ToolKit, before it became the GNOME ToolKit).
So it is normal that it shows the GTK file select dialog when you open/save a file.
But that’s totally unrelated to launching a file manager…
Note: file select dialog != file manager.
The former one is a function of the used toolkit, the latter one is an application like any other.