[Natty]preferred applications setting is not honored

Bug #694347 reported by frizzle21 on 2010-12-25

This bug report was converted into a question: question #140447: [Natty]preferred applications setting is not honored.

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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

in Preferred Applications, i set Epiphany Browser as default webbrowser.
Yet all apps in Unity open http links in firefox. Even in firefox, i made sure that firefox is not selfchecking and not set as default browser. still the problem remains.

same thing goes for .mp3 files. they all play in Totem by default, when rhythmbox is the main music player in ubuntu, and rhythmbox is set as default player in Preferred Applications.

if Preferred Applications has no effect on Unity, then how can i manually set my default applications?
Gconf?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

why do you think its related to unity?

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

On Sun, 2010-12-26 at 07:19 +0000, Omer Akram wrote:
> why do you think its related to unity?

good point ;)

i mean Unity as more than just a dash, sidebar and a top panel. I mean
Unity as a desktop solution.

That's why i marked it related to unity..

The desktop solution needs a way of honoring the user's preferences.
Until now we have been using GNOME in Ubuntu, and GNOME had Preferred
Applications.

I'm not sure Preferred Applications is any longer part of the new Ubuntu
desktop environment Unity.. is it?

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-12-28
summary: - unity does not honor my choice of preferred applications
+ preferred applications setting is not honored in Natty
summary: - preferred applications setting is not honored in Natty
+ [Natty]preferred applications setting is not honored
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Kamus (kamus) wrote :

maybe this issue is a duplicate of bug 670128

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

> maybe this issue is a duplicate of bug 670128

indeed.

frizzle21 (frederik-nnaji) wrote :

i don't think so..
bug 670128 handles Firefox and Chromium, this here is about how "Preferred Applications" is not honored at all.
Totem and Rhythmbox for example, also not.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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