Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#2795 closed bug (fixed)

Open With... menu strangeness

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


This is on vmware hrev27404.

Create a screenshot. Open /boot/home, right-click the new file screen1.png. The "Open With..." menu says "no supporting apps", even though a double-click opens the image in ShowImage.

Now, click on the entry "Open With..." to open the 'preferred app panel'. Lo! there's ShowImage, Diskprobe, FileTypes and Tracker. Additionally, it lists every binary it can find, even though it "Does not handle file". Is that intended? Shouldn't all non-handling apps get filtered out?

I have another example: Create a new text file. "Open With..." shows StyledEdit (and Pe on my system). Everything OK so far (why don't Diskprobe and other any-file-handling app show up in the OpenWith-submenu, BTW?). Now, click again on the entry "Open With..." to open the 'preferred app panel'. There's Mail and People there, that don't handle that kind of file. At least not every binary on the system is listed in this case, but still...

Change History (3)

comment:1 by axeld, 12 years ago

I can reproduce the "Mail" and "People" problem over here, but everything else works just fine, so I would assume that your build is messed up. Did you build Haiku yourself, or are you using an image from the build factory?

Also, could you retry with a more recent image? That one is already quite old.

comment:2 by axeld, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The "Mail" and "People" problem is fixed in hrev27870.

The other problems are likely a build problem, at least there is already a ticket open for this (searching is currently broken, though).

comment:3 by humdinger, 12 years ago

Thanks. I just upgraded (build a vmimage directly from the checked-out source. Whoo! :)) to hrev27927. The problem as described is indeed gone. Thanks.

There's another oddity with pe being installed on another volume going on though. I'll further investigate and look for that open ticket to see if it's related. Thanks!

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