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Old 11-15-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Desktop Folders including My Computer will not open

Good evening Staff, including Redshirt, Fragos, and visitors,

After working with some OpenOffice, version 2.0 files (abbreviated OO,v2 in this thread) and using the pop-up menu option entitled: "always use this application when opening this file," I seem to have erroneously "TOLD" the OO,v2 application to attempt to open at least four types of FOLDERS as well as simple plain text files:

These folders include:
1. all newly-created Desktop folders and older Desktop folders containing files
2. the My Computer folder on Desktop;
3. ALL the My Computer-contained subfolders and
4. Network Browsing folder on Desktop.

This evening, 2 hours ago, all these folders opened by simply using ONE CLICK OF THE LEFT MOUSE BUTTON. But now this same action generates the "green horned gecko" icon of OO,v2 and a futile attempt to open a folder that it "thinks" is an OO,v2 file!

Please help me restore the original default, which allowed all folders to open and display their contents with a left mouse click, rather than automatically attempting the incorrect option of using OOv2.

Old 11-15-2005, 07:20 AM   #2
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Okay, there should be a nice way to remedy this.
Kmenu > KDE Components > File Associations. You can then search thru for those file types and fix them to be opened by konquerer.
Old 11-15-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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Desktop Folders including My Computer will not open

Thank you again, RedShirt for "saving my bacon,"
The File Associations/media/Application Preference Order would not allow me to remove OpenOffice.writer, but responded with the following instructions:
<<The service Writer can not be removed. The service is listed here because it has been associated with the inode/directory (Folder) file type and files of type media/audiocd (Audio CD) are per definition also of type inode/directory. Either select the inode/directory file type to remove the service from there or move the service down to deprecate it.>>

I found inode just above media and did the following:
1.Opened inode/directory folder and removed OOv2 from application preference order window; pushed apply, returned to the Desktop and all the open folder defaults returned to open folder with ONE LEFT CLICK ! Success!!

2.After this change was saved/configured, I examined the inode/system_directory and found that OOv2 was first in the Application Preference Order above Konqueror; I decided to move OOv2 from first preference to second preference in this folder. Was this necessary and correct or should OOv2 be returned to first preference order??


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