[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#538093: thunar: When installed replaces nautilus as default GNOME file manager
dmn at debian.org
Fri Nov 25 09:03:41 UTC 2011
-=| Yves-Alexis Perez, 23.07.2009 07:11:01 +0200 |=-
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:19:37 -0500
> Jaime Alberto Silva <jaimealbertosilva at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Package: thunar
> > Version: 1.0.1-1
> > Severity: critical
> > Justification: breaks unrelated software
> > After installing XFCE and therefore Thunar; Thunar is selected as
> > default file
> > manager in GNOME. I don't know if it also affects KDE or other DEs.
> > Here is what happens when I log in my GNOME session: Nautilus still
> > takes care
> > of the desktop and if I double-click a desktop folder or drive I get a
> > Nautilus
> > window, but if I open an entry in the "Places" menu it is opened with
> > Thunar instead
> > of Nautilus, also when I enter a path in gnome-do or in the "Run
> > Application" dialog
> > it is opened with Thunar instead of Nautilus.
> > I have not been able to find a way to make GNOME open the paths with
> > nautilus again.
> Please see http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1854 or
> Basically it could be time to reinvestigate firefox issue, but yes it
> makes sense to install the directory handler from Thunar.
> I don't have time these days to re-ping upstream about that, I'm
> leaving today for 2 weeks, so be patient.
The xfce bug is marked as closed (in 2006), and the gnome bug was
closed due to the deprecation of gnome-vfs. The bug is still here with
One workaround I've found in fedora mailing list was to change the
default file manager. It is a bit ugly, since you are required to do
it from the XFCE settings manager -- gnome3 offers no such
Just run xfce4-settings-manager, go to 'Preferred Applications', on
the 'Utilities' tab choose 'Other...' in the File manager drop-down
(for some reason nautilus is not among the offered options), and in
the "Choose a custom File Manager" dialog enter /usr/bin/nautilus.
A side effect of the setting would be that Nautilus will be the file
manager even in XFCE.
A proper fix, somewhere, would be nice, though.
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