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#1 2012-10-04 13:58:13

Technicolor
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MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

Hi.
So I have this issue - when I install Nautilus, it makes itself, not caja, the default, so when I open up one of my favorites from the Places menu in mate-panel, Nautilus, not Caja, pops up, and when I double-click on an icon on the desktop (a folder), Nautilus shows up. I don't want that.
The reason I installed it is because nautilus is a dependency of insync, and there is no way for me to install it WITHOUT installing nautilus.
Is there a way to make Caja the default for everything?
Thanks in advance.

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#2 2012-10-05 02:24:51

w201
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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

From command line run mateconf-editor. Go to desktop > session > required components. Change filemanager to caja. I think that should fix your problem.

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#3 2012-10-05 03:31:04

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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

It has been a while since I have used gnome or nautilus, but I seem to remember an option in the preferences or whatever it is, to let nautilus handle the desktop. 

Keep in mind, that this was serveral version back, so I am not entirely sure.  I just remember when I started using openbox after being a (unhappy) gnome user, I got very frusturated when I continually had my gnome background and icons anytime nautilus was called.

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#4 2012-10-09 13:56:53

Technicolor
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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

w201 wrote:

From command line run mateconf-editor. Go to desktop > session > required components. Change filemanager to caja. I think that should fix your problem.

Doesn't work. I tried it.

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#5 2012-10-09 13:59:53

Technicolor
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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

WonderWoofy wrote:

It has been a while since I have used gnome or nautilus, but I seem to remember an option in the preferences or whatever it is, to let nautilus handle the desktop. 

Keep in mind, that this was serveral version back, so I am not entirely sure.  I just remember when I started using openbox after being a (unhappy) gnome user, I got very frusturated when I continually had my gnome background and icons anytime nautilus was called.

To my disappointment, it doesn't.
Some piece of quality software roll

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#6 2012-10-09 15:09:49

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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

man xdg-mime


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#7 2012-10-10 17:15:55

Technicolor
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Re: MATE: Nautilus takes over desktop and mate-panel when installed

ewaller wrote:

man xdg-mime

Manpages are hard to understand for me.
Can you please help me out here? (a little bit more, that is.)

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