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Old 10-17-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Clicking desktop folders launches amaroK

I run SUSE 10.0 and just did an update last night. Some 60-70 packages were updated, among them amaroK as well as some kde base packages.

Anyway, I've just noticed now that if I click any folder or a link to a local URL (/media, for instance) on the desktop, KDE will instead launch amaroK, which will in turn start playing any media files it can find in the folder/local URL.

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but I would like to get rid of it
Any suggestions?
Old 10-17-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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LOL! Local browsing with Amarok. awesome!

Can you right-click the folder/file and select properties and change the program to open them with?

I'm on Windows so I can't walk you through it, but I remember being able to change the programs with the file association. Just change it back to Konqueror.
Old 10-17-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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Well, I just re-installed amaroK and things went back to normal.
I didn't think of changing the file properties regarding which program should open it. A shame really - I've been trying to reproduce the 'bug', but now Konqueror kicks in despite the fact that I set the file to be opened with amaroK.
I suppose it has something to do with the launch parameters.

What does the '%U' part do, by the way?

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