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Fix Firefox's download button "Open Containing Folder" issue
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Moat

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2014, 18:29    Post_subject:  Fix Firefox's download button "Open Containing Folder" issue
Sub_title: Found to work on Carolina 1.2 & Precise 5.7.1 so far...
 

So... you know the annoying issue of how in various Puppies and Linux distros, when selecting "Open Containing Folder" from Firefox's (and it's brethren) Download toolbar button's right-click context menu or "Show All Downloads" window - it'll ask for "need to select an application to open" and no selection (such as the file manager/Rox) ever works, to successfully open the targeted Downloads (or whichever chosen) directory?

Geoffrey and I dug up a super simple fix (while chasing a bug of multiple directories opening instead) that works on Carolina 1.2 and Precise 5.7.1, and who knows - maybe all Linux distros that show this nagging behavior!

For Carolina...

Geoffrey wrote:
... there is a defaults.list in /usr/share/applications, so I added inode/directory=Thunar.desktop there instead.


... fixed Carolina's opening of three downloads directories - it now opens the desired one.

And for Precise, I found this works - adding...

Code:
inode/directory=ROX-Filer-file-manager.desktop


... to the defaults.list in /usr/share/applications. Precise now opens the Downloads directory as it should.

If you have either issue, give it a shot - maybe having to tweak the path text to match your particular system's file manager .desktop file's name, if different - and report back!

Smile

Bob
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun 2014, 23:34    Post_subject: Re: Fix Firefox's download button "Open Containing Folder" issue
Sub_title: Found to work on Carolina 1.2 & Precise 5.7.1 so far...
 

Moat wrote:
So... you know the annoying issue of how in various Puppies and Linux distros, when selecting "Open Containing Folder" from Firefox's (and it's brethren) Download toolbar button's right-click context menu or "Show All Downloads" window - it'll ask for "need to select an application to open" and no selection (such as the file manager/Rox) ever works, to successfully open the targeted Downloads (or whichever chosen) directory?

Geoffrey and I dug up a super simple fix (while chasing a bug of multiple directories opening instead) that works on Carolina 1.2 and Precise 5.7.1, and who knows - maybe all Linux distros that show this nagging behavior!

For Carolina...

Geoffrey wrote:
... there is a defaults.list in /usr/share/applications, so I added inode/directory=Thunar.desktop there instead.


... fixed Carolina's opening of three downloads directories - it now opens the desired one.

And for Precise, I found this works - adding...

Code:
inode/directory=ROX-Filer-file-manager.desktop


... to the defaults.list in /usr/share/applications. Precise now opens the Downloads directory as it should.

If you have either issue, give it a shot - maybe having to tweak the path text to match your particular system's file manager .desktop file's name, if different - and report back!

Smile

Bob


thank you!

(fixes the problem in precise 5.5 and 5.6.1 as well)
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Moat

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun 2014, 18:12    Post_subject:  

Oh, good - I'm not just imagining things, then. Smile Thanks for the report, Puppus!

Bob
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