Deskbar applet does not search bookmarks (handler never loaded)

Bug #34989 reported by John Stowers
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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deskbar-applet (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description


Deskbar applet ships with a handler to search in a users bookmarks. It autodetects if a users default browser is firefox or epiphany

This autodetection is broken and causes the bookmark search handler not to load.

Reason: checks the gconf key /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/ for the presence of either the firefox of epiphany string and loads the appropriate handler

Unfortunately the said key contains gnome-www-browser %s so neither extension is loaded

I presume that gnome-www-browser is an intermediary which checks the /gnome/applications/browser/exec gconf key for which web browser to launch

To Repeat:
1) Remove deskbar from the panel
2) execute /usr/lib/deskbar-applet/deskbar-applet -w
3) Notice how none of the epiphany, galeon or firefox/mozilla handlers are loaded

Revision history for this message
Raphael Slinckx (kikidonk) wrote :

This bug has already been reported in gnome's deskbar bugzilla feel free to close it here.

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Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Rejecting Ubuntu task, bug remains open upstream and we will get the fix that way

Changed in deskbar-applet:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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Raphael Slinckx (kikidonk) wrote :

A fix has been comitted to head and soon backported to 2.14 branch.. feel free to close here

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Marking Fix Committed, so I remember to close once a tarball is released.

Changed in deskbar-applet:
assignee: nobody → dholbach
status: Rejected → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

 deskbar-applet (2.14.1-0ubuntu1) dapper; urgency=low
   * New upstream release:
     - History order was reversed each time the applet was removed/added to a
       top panel.
     - Fixes typo in the if statement preventing duplicate detection to work
     - Repair the no-history not appearing when history.pickle was not present
     - Add transparency to Cuemiac mode
     - Fix the history order, and update order when switching form bottom to
       top panel
     - Implement a is_valid method to ask a match if it's still valid, to
       evaluate if it should be stored in history
     - Follow symlinks to detect the browser
     - Fix error if last_visible_path iter is None
     - Fix duplication of items in deskbar history list
     - Use the history icon when displaying history items and bookmark when
       displaying bookmarks
     - Don't throw errors if an unknown beagle type is encountered
     - Pass the preferences dialog to the "more" callback to allow info
       dialogs to be transient
     - Correctly use imlogviewer passing client name to it
     - Activate the bottom hit of the view when the cuem/entr-iac is at a
       bottom panel.
     - Fix bug where deskbar crashes when the user hits up/down immediately
       after entering some text.
     - Implement mozilla/firefox history search, only the url, since history
       format is braindead.
     - Fixes the proxy detection code for google-live.
     - Fix entry in button mode placement for vertical panels
     - Added Translations: Dzongkha, Hebrew, Welsh.
     - Updated Translations: Czech, Finnish, Georgian, Greek.
   * debian/patches/fix-google-proxy.diff:
     - dropped, accepted Upstream.
   * Fixed bugs: Malone #34989.

Changed in deskbar-applet:
assignee: dholbach → desktop-bugs
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in deskbar-applet:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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