About Nautilus + Gthumb usability in Ubuntu 5.10

David Hart ubuntu at tonix.org
Wed Jan 25 10:29:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 07:58:34PM +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:25:30 +0100
> Luca Manganelli <luca76 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The difference is that Gthumb from Applications menu is more complete
> > than that launched from Nautilus: multiple image viewing, more
> > editing, etc.
> > I'm disappointed with this view.
> If I'm not mistaken, what you are seeing when you click an image in
> nautilus is eog (Eye of Gnome) and *not* gthumb.
> You can change this default by right clicking, going to "Properties" at
> the bottom of the right-click menu, then "Open With" - and specify the
> application you want to use to open files of that type. (For example,
> gthumb)

I suspect that the OP has already changed the default viewer to gthumb
as he said that's what opens when he double clicks.

I think that what the OP is referring to is the change in behaviour
that occurred from hoary to breezy.

In hoary, I had gthumb as the default viewer and when you opened an
image from nautilus you were able to browse the rest of the images
in that folder without closing gthumb.  Opening an image in eog
(again from nautilus) would only allow you to view that one image
(the reason I changed the default to gthumb).

In breezy this has reversed.  Eog now has file browsing and in gthumb
it has been disabled (again I'm talking about when they are launched
from nautilus).

I've since swapped back to eog as the default as it opens noticeably
quicker than gthumb.

To the OP, this change in behaviour seems to be with with gthumb not
nautilus/gnome.  If you open a single file from a terminal "gthumb
/path/to/a/picture.jpg"  browsing is disabled but still enabled if
you point it at a directory.

I couldn't be bothered to go through the thousands of lines of the
gthumb changelog to see who changed the behaviour.

David Hart <ubuntu at tonix.org>

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