LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
unimous
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Anhui Normal University
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 18
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus by defalut?


I installed Kubuntu, and want to use Dolphin when I try to save a file or open a new file, but firefox always use Nautilus, how can I change this?

I find this question, but it does not work for me: How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

I can neither download the kmozillahelper package, nor find the filepicker-variable in my firefox.

my Ubuntu: 12.10
my firefox: 16.0.2
 
Old 11-24-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Can't you simply rightclick on the downloaded file (in the little download-window) and then chose an application? here this works, firefox is 16.02

Markus
 
Old 11-24-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
gnuub
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2011
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by unimous View Post
I installed Kubuntu, and want to use Dolphin when I try to save a file or open a new file, but firefox always use Nautilus, how can I change this?

I find this question, but it does not work for me: How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

I can neither download the kmozillahelper package, nor find the filepicker-variable in my firefox.

my Ubuntu: 12.10
my firefox: 16.0.2
Try uninstalling Nautilus.
 
Old 11-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 12,272
Blog Entries: 16

Rep: Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127Reputation: 3127
Uninstalling Nautilus is likely not a wise course of action. That may have unintended side effects. I have two thoughts:

I am not running whatever the latest Firefox happens to be, but in my Firefox, under Edit-->Preferences, there's something called "Applications" where you can set your preferred choices.

In Kubuntu, find wherever the file associations are set (I don't use Kubuntu, so I can't give you the menu item) and try setting the association there. I would look in the settings for something called "File Associations," "Default Applications," "Preferred Applications," or something like that.

Here's a link I found about setting file associations in Kubuntu. It's from a source I have found reliable, but I have no way of testing it.

http://linux.about.com/od/kubuntu_doc/a/kubudg36t03.htm
 
Old 11-25-2012, 01:08 AM   #5
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
...
I am not running whatever the latest Firefox happens to be, but in my Firefox, under Edit-->Preferences, there's something called "Applications" where you can set your preferred choices.

In Kubuntu, find wherever the file associations are set (I don't use Kubuntu, so I can't give you the menu item) and try setting the association there. I would look in the settings for something called "File Associations," "Default Applications," "Preferred Applications," or something like that.
...
The problem seems to be a little different.

My first thought was also to change the preferred application in Firefox, but this option means with which application a downloaded file should be opened, for example okular for pdf etc.

The preferred application in the desktop-environment doesn't affect the applications themselves.
The problem of the OP is: "which filemanager is opened when I click File->Open in the menu of an application"? For firefox this can be changed when one rightclicks in the downloadwindow on the downloaded file. There you can select with which filemanager the downloadlocation should be opened.

Markus
 
Old 11-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #6
AwesomeMachine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: USA and Italy
Distribution: Debian testing/sid; OpenSuSE; Fedora; Mint
Posts: 2,600

Rep: Reputation: 456Reputation: 456Reputation: 456Reputation: 456Reputation: 456
You go into gconf and choose dolphin as the default file manager.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
combining nautilus and dolphin's copy utility ganeshanair Debian 3 08-31-2012 06:04 AM
LXer: Nautilus Terminal Embeds A Terminal Into Nautilus (Dolphin Style) LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-11-2010 12:50 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 Issues (nautilus/terminal/gnome/dolphin) wishingstar Linux - Newbie 9 05-25-2010 03:31 AM
smbclient much faster then smbmount/ nautilus/ dolphin ??? mkonline Linux - Networking 2 12-15-2009 04:20 PM
Konqueror,Dolphin n nautilus crash haryo_linux Linux - Newbie 0 11-20-2008 10:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration