Font Viewer desktop file does not launch gnome-font-viewer

Bug #1606743 reported by Aritchie on 2016-07-27
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 16.04.1
gnome-font-viewer 3.16.2

What I expect: When I double-click the Font Viewer icon from the Dash Applications scope it should launch the Font Viewer.

What actually happens: It does not. I get the waiting cursor and the Font Viewer tile on the launcher for a few seconds and then the tile disappears.

I can go to a terminal and type "gnome-font-viewer" and it runs without any issues.

Here is the content of the desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Font Viewer
Comment=View fonts on your system
Keywords=fonts;fontface;
Icon=preferences-desktop-font
Exec=gnome-font-viewer %u
Terminal=false
Type=Application
DBusActivatable=true
StartupNotify=true
Categories=GTK;GNOME;Utility;X-GNOME-Utilities;
MimeType=application/x-font-ttf;application/x-font-pcf;application/x-font-type1;application/x-font-otf;
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=gnome-font-viewer
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-OtherBinaries=gnome-thumbnail-font
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=3.16.2
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-font-viewer

Aritchie (aritchie) on 2016-07-27
description: updated

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pierre Equoy (pieq) wrote :

Exactly the same issue here with Ubuntu 16.04 on two different devices.

I would add that opening gnome-font-viewer from the terminal for a given font file works too:

    gnome-font-viewer font-file.ttf

works as expected.

Dimitris Saltos (dsaltos) wrote :

Found a temp solution on this...
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.font-viewer.desktop

Change...
DBusActivatable=true
StartupNotify=true
to...
DBusActivatable=false
StartupNotify=false

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