nautilus question (possible bug)

Sam Fielder srf10130 at
Sat Mar 8 15:47:52 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 03/07/2008 10:49 AM, Sam Fielder wrote:
>> I am trying to create a launcher for a file in my home directory to 
>> access that folder directly instead of navigating (it is pretty deep)
>>  thru home/sam/.
>> done so far: create launcher url= file:///home/sam/School (this might
>> be the problem, but I can't be sure so...)
> You created it as a "Location" right? Try editing your properties
> (right-click the icon, select Properties, then Link.
> Example: file:///home/<username>/tempdir/ works for me with or without
> Nautilus being open. If Nautilus open, it opens a new Nautilus window.
> If I put a file file:///home/<username>/tempdir/somefile.ods it goes
> ahead and launches the file in OOo Calc. If I change to
> file:///home/<username>/tempdir/somefile and 'somefile' is a plain text
> file it opens the file in gedit.
>> the launcher works fine, but ONLY when I already have a nautilus
>> window open. If I don't have a window open, it will open /home/sam.
>> I have also been experiencing problems with opening text files in the
>>  gui, which I suspect is related
>> what happens in this issue is if I open a file from the launcher (i
>> used the launcher to open the folder /home/sam/School) gedit opens
>> 'Unsaved Document 1' which is the default when you open gedit without
>> a file. BUT, when I navigate thru /home/sam/School directly, it opens
>> as expected.
Upon further investigation I think it has to do with spaces in 
filenames. I originally created the launcher by using the browse feature 
  to select the folder (which had a space in the name). I changed the 
name  to one with no spaces, and everything is alright now.

Is this the expected result when using nautilus? If nautilus doesn't 
support spaces in filenames, shouldn't it prevent you from creating them 
in the first place?

What do you think? Still a bug?


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