[ubuntu-za] Nautilus double click doesn't work.

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 17:48:54 UTC 2019

Hi Frans,

1. Yes and No - exactly the same thing happens when I right click and chose
the default application. When I chose 'Open with other application'  and
chose the default application from the list, it works. (Thanks, I did not
know this until your message made me try!)

2. Not sure how to delete the settings. In fact, Nautilus seems to give me
very few options to do anything.


On Tue, 19 Nov 2019 at 16:00, Frans de waal <meesterarend at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Nov 2019, 10:32 Bill Cairns, <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have recently re-installed 18.03 (having tried some other distributions
>> and deciding to go back to the devil I at least used to know). Everything
>> looks good except for two problems. The first (that my fstab changes won't
>> let me declare my home folder on a different drive), I suspect is a
>> hardware problem. (I can get round it by mounting my home folder manually).
>> The second problem is a strange one though. When I am in Nautilus and
>> double click on a file, it does not open. Instead the little wheel goes
>> round and round like the bus going around the town and then disappears
>> without the file being opened. (This seems to happen with all file types -
>> images, documents, pdfs.)
>> There is nothing wrong with the files. I can open them directly with the
>> right application. I can also use Thunar (which I find a much friendlier
>> file manager anyway, but which doesn't seem to work with Dropbox so well),
>> and the files open fine.
>> There are some old reports of this problem on the Internet - going back
>> to 16.03 - but I can't find anything that looks like a solution.
>> Does anyone have any ideas?
>> Bill
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> I have a few ideas yes...
> In nautilus can you right click and choose a program to open the files?
> Have you deleted the settings before installing th OS, sometimes old
> settings can cause problems as there are some version and setting changes
> between different flavours.
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