I'd like to use Nautilus outside of GNOME (nautilus --no-desktop) -- either in XFCE4 or (preferably) in WMI. But neither the icons for folders and files are loaded nor are there any open-with-application presets.
Now, if I start gnome-session, all this naturally is remedied. But that can't be the solution. Question: How do I have to start nautilus, or what other gnome thingy needs to be loaded so I have a fully functional Nautilus?
Your feedback is much appreciated.
You could try starting the GNOME settings daemon:
$ /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon &
(I forget where exactly it is in the filesystem, since I'm at work at the moment.)