Nautilus fails to open files properly

Bug #1792620 reported by Otto Virtanen on 2018-09-14
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On my desktop PC with Xubuntu installed Nautilus fails to open files properly. Double clicking a file or right click + "Open With *preferred application name*" does nothing but bring the animated "wait" icon beside the cursor for a rather long time with nothing happening after it disappears. Right click + "Open With Other Application" however works with whatever program fit to handle the file type in question. Interestingly, this behavior occurs only when Nautilus is set as the preferred file manager. If I use Nautilus while Thunar is set as the preferred file manager, it works properly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.26.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-34.37-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Sep 14 20:36:39 2018
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.preferences' b'default-folder-viewer' b"'list-view'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'890x550+403+390'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-09-12 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Otto Virtanen (otlsmoz) wrote :
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