Howto restore user choice in Hardy media handling

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 20:26:37 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 11:53 +0000, Jonathan Hudson wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:03:27 +0000
> JosephK <joseph at oxtedonline.net> wrote:
> 
> > On 10:09 Mon 24 Mar     , Jonathan Hudson wrote:
> > > In Gutsy, the user could choose which application opened video DVDs and
> > > photo media, in gnome-volume-manager.
> > > 
> > > In Hardy, the applications (totem, f-spot) appear to be fixed by
> > > Nautilus. 
> > > 
> > > Anyone care to explain how to restore user choice in media handling?
> > > 
> > 
> > Possibly a bug?
> > 
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/f-spot/+bug/191475
> > 
> 
> Thanks for the clue;  --- of course I should have searched for f-spot
> bugs rather than nautilus :-)
> 
> Appears somewhat suboptimal to me; previously one could just enter the
> command in the g-v-m dialogue. Now one has to:
> 
> * Find the .desktop (probably for both the app you don't want (to find-
> the correct mime types)) as well as the one you want;
> 
> * Edit the (system?) desktop file;
> 
> * Run two commands:
> 	sudo update-desktop-database
> 	sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
> 
> * Hope ones favourite app doesn't get upgraded so it all breaks again.
> 
> Think I preferred the old way, unless someone has a better idea.
> 
> -jh

Ooh, that is UGLY... I'd like some combination of the two ways...
perhaps a "Custom" option that lets you specify your own command.
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