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Old 09-22-2017, 05:21 PM   #1
littlejoe5
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Caja "open as administrator" opens GPRename instead


In Caja (LimuxMint 17) If I right click on a Directory, and choose "open as administrator", (then put in my password), It does not open the directory at all, but instead opens the program GPRename. In order to open a directory as administrator, I have to issue the command from a terminal, and enter the password there.

It wasn't always like this, and I don't know what I might have done to cause the malfunction , or how to correct it.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 08:30 AM   #2
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In Caja (LimuxMint 17) If I right click on a Directory, and choose "open as administrator", (then put in my password), It does not open the directory at all, but instead opens the program GPRename. In order to open a directory as administrator, I have to issue the command from a terminal, and enter the password there.

It wasn't always like this, and I don't know what I might have done to cause the malfunction , or how to correct it.
Not running Mate`, the only advice I can offer is to see if there is a way to manage file associations with Caja. Also, is Caja set as the default file browser?
 
Old 10-01-2017, 09:14 PM   #3
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It does appear that Caja is my default file browser. When I choose any directory, it opens in Caja. Also when I insert any USb it opens in Caja. Whether there is a way to set file associations in Caja, I'm not sure, and don't know how to tell. But when I call up any file asking for 'properties' there is a choice to 'open with - ' and a chance to set the program to open that sort of file. Whether that is a function of Caja I don't know. But the same opportunity does not appear when a program such as Gprename opens.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 09:27 PM   #4
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Odd that it chooses to run gprename. I would think it would run a privilege escalation app, like gksu or gksudo.
 
Old 11-21-2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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Same thing happening on Caja 1.18.4 (Parrot 3.10 Intruder, except that 'Open as administrator' launches MPV media player!
Probably some miss-set default app. If so, how to reset?
Work-around one: Terminal
Work-around two: press alt+f2 for 'Run'-input and type gksu before Caja.
 
  


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