Panel settings dialog in lxpanel gives some audio players as options for defualt file manager

Bug #1440932 reported by Lyn Perrine
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lxpanel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce run lxpanelctl config or right click on lxpanel and panel settings and click on the advanced tab and open the drop down menu for default file manager. In this menu there are choices that are not inteded to be file managers as they are audio players such as audicious and qmmp.

  Installed: 0.7.2-1ubuntu2
  Candidate: 0.7.2-1ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.2-1ubuntu2 0
        500 vivid/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: 0.8.2-1
  Candidate: 0.8.2-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.8.2-1 0
        500 vivid/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: 3.5-2
  Candidate: 3.5-2
  Version table:
 *** 3.5-2 0
        500 vivid/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Description: Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (development branch)
Release: 15.04

I expected the menu to contain file mangers not audio players.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: lxpanel 0.7.2-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-12.12-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
 Logout=lxsession-default quit
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Mon Apr 6 16:58:27 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-09-30 (188 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140930)
JournalErrors: Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority', 'warning'] failed with exit code 1: No journal files were found.
SourcePackage: lxpanel
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2014-12-12 (115 days ago)

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :
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LStranger (andrej-rep) wrote :

Just to clarify why that happens. In the file manager selection window there are shown all the handlers for "inode/directory" file type which is MIME type for folders and folders apparently should be handled by file managers. BTW, the same assumption is made by other applications which have option "Open directory containing the file" - web browsers for example. Therefore if some audio players pretend to handle folders, i.e. in fact pretend to work as file managers then it should be fixed in those players packages indeed.

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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 15.04 (vivid) reached end-of-life on February 4, 2016.

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We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in.

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for lxpanel (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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