Wrong recognition of .theme file

Bug #38434 reported by Claudio Di Vita on 2006-04-06
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

If explore my filesystem with Nautilus, when I select a file with .theme extension it's type change from "Theme File" to "Desktop Configuration File".

Thus when I try to open this file I get an error message that says: "Cannot show...... The position is not a folder"

Sorry but maybe the error message it's quite different in English, I use the IT locale

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Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

Can you please attach the theme file? What sort of theme file is that? Should you be able to open in the normal case?

Thanks for reporting this.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Carthik, you can try with any theme, they ship an index.theme

Claudio what would you expect happening when clicking on them? Getting the theme applied?

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Claudio Di Vita (cdivita) wrote :

Because it's a text file, I expect to show it in GEdit.

I think that Nautilus recognize it like a folder: in the context menu I don't have "Open with other application".

Now, after the last upgrade Nautilus don't show anymore the file name (index.theme), but the Theme name

Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

I can confirm this.

To reproduce, I tried with the Ubuntu Smooth Orange theme's index.theme file (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=37533 ). Nautilus displays that icon as "Human" and cannot open the theme file.

I have attached a screenshot of the same.

When I right click on the file, there is no "Open with.." item in the context menu, so indeed, there appears to be no way to open that file in a text editor using Nautilus.

To reproduce, you don't need theme. Any text file named foobar.theme will display the same behaviour.

This screenshots shows being unable to open an index.theme file in Dapper on Apr 7, 2006.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's known upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319981. The bug was closed I reopened it mentioning that page

Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Message is not displayed in Nautilus 3.0, but 'Open With..' dialog is not available, so the file cannot be opened using editor (e.g. gedit)

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.3.92-0ubuntu1

nautilus (1:3.3.92-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Fix scrolling in compact view to work with latest GTK
    - Fix Ctrl+Scroll zooming to work with latest GTK
    - Don't hide Open With applications for subtypes
      of application/x-desktop (lp: #38434)
    - Add support for the "network" GVolume class identifier
    - Fix a crash at exit with certain extensions that keep refs of
      the NautilusFileInfos (lp: #449796)
    - Fix initial focus row when moving the focus into the Places
      sidebar (lp: #940951)
    - Fix Shift+Click selection when going back/forward in browsing
      history (lp: #953245)
    - Fix packing of desktop file box in properties view
    - Fix pathbar button sizing when a file watched by the pathbar
      changes name (lp: #952648)
    - Fix properties window not being able to shrink size (lp: #948524)
    - Remove unused --enable-profiler configure option
    - Let drag the dialog by the toolbar (lp: #953004)
  * debian/patches/git_handle_ctrl_scroll.patch:
    - dropped, the fix is in the new version
  * debian/patches/12_unity_launcher_support.patch:
    - use correct capitalization, list the source in potfiles so it's
      translatable (lp: #958517)
  * drop appindicator patch, the option was turned off and it creates work
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:19:52 +0100

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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