Gnome-applets 3.36.2: drivemount applet cannot open nautilus

Bug #1884381 reported by Sebastian Geiger on 2020-06-20
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-applets (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The nautilus desktop file shipped in GNOME has been renamed by nautilus [1]. The drivemount applet is still using the old desktop file id which prevents it from opening nautilus.

Fixed in:

[Test Case]
- Add drivemount to the panel.
- Click on a mounted item to open the context menu.
- Click on "Open <Folder>" to open nautilus for that folder.
- Without this fix the drivemount applet will display a error dialog with the message: "Cannot start nautilus file manager. Cannot find nautilus.".

[Regression Potential]
None. This only changes the desktop file id string used to open nautilus. The worst that could happen is that the drivemount applet is still unable to open nautilus after the change, which would not be different from the current status.


Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) wrote :

This was fixed in commit

This is part of the GNOME Applets 3.36.3 release.

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Sebastian, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-applets into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

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Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) wrote :

I can confirm that this bug is fixed with version 3.36.4-0ubuntu1 that is currently in proposed.

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-focal
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-applets - 3.36.4-0ubuntu1

gnome-applets (3.36.4-0ubuntu1) focal; urgency=medium

  * New upstream bugfix release (LP: #1884383).
    - Fixes window-picker issues when a window is moved between monitors
      (LP: #1879140).
    - Fixes for drivemount: properly clear errors, and update Nautilus
      desktop file name (LP: #1884381).
  * Drop the netspeed patch, included in the new release.

 -- Dmitry Shachnev <email address hidden> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 14:01:58 +0300

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-applets has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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