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Bug 365711 - exo-file-manager desktop file results in "the location is not a folder" when opening files from web browsers
Summary: exo-file-manager desktop file results in "the location is not a folder" when ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: XFCE Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-02 14:22 UTC by Brett Edgar
Modified: 2011-05-09 18:41 UTC (History)
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Description Brett Edgar 2011-05-02 14:22:48 UTC
The exo-file-manager.desktop file installed in /usr/share/applications/ contains the command "exo-open --launch FileManager %u" which causes at least Firefox and Chrome to fail to open downloaded files with the message "the location is not a folder."

The issue is fixed by dropping the "--launch FileManager" from the middle of the command in the exo-file-manager.desktop file so that the line becomes simply "exo-open %u".

I have not yet found anything broken by this change.

This issue is likely not limited to just web browsers.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install xfce4 (which pulls in exo)
2. Open Firefox and download a file.
3. In Firefox's "downloads" window, right-click a file and click "Open".
4. Dialog box pops up saying 'Could not display "/tmp/some_file.xls".  The location is not a folder.'

Expected results:
4. The default file-handler for the file is opened.
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-05-02 16:29:44 UTC
OK, problem acknowledged but the solution is propably wrong.
See and Comment #4 there, that's propably the way to go
Try it out
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-05-09 18:41:56 UTC
Should be fixed with exo-0.6.1: