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Right-click "Open With" list not refreshing


Description Jérôme Guelfucci editbugs 2007-08-11 19:36:45 CEST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en; rv: Gecko/20061201 Epiphany/2.18 Firefox/ (Ubuntu-feisty)
Build Identifier: 

This was reported on Launchpad : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/107392
by : https://bugs.launchpad.net/~jhansonxi

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click a file and select Open With Other Application
2. Select a new unassociated application to open the file
3. Right-click the file again
Result: New application not listed
4. Select any other file and then re-select the original file again.
5. Right-click the file
Result: New associated application now shows up in list

I can still reproduce it with Xubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Tribe 4
In some cases the list will never update even if a new app is selected as default. For instance, I right-clicked on an SMI file and selected Helix to be the default player. Helix opened it (but failed to play due to an unsupported protocol) but right-clicking it again did not show Helix as being the default, only Firefox. With other file types it was erratic, sometimes showing the association change immediately, sometimes only after trying a different file and then returning. It maybe related to MIME types specified in the desktop files (/usr/share/applications). The SMI file attached is what I used and it only plays with RealPlayer. I also tested WMV and MPEG files.

File : http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8782406/00_dragula.smi
Comment 1 Lionel Le Folgoc 2012-10-26 15:44:49 CEST
Looks fixed in master.

Bug #3463

Reported by:
Jérôme Guelfucci
Reported on: 2007-08-11
Last modified on: 2012-10-26


Jannis Pohlmann
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