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Fedora 27 Nautilus does not open files on double-click

on Jan.15, 2018, under Linux

Recently, I’ve been encountering an annoyance on my Fedora 27 desktop machine. When I would try to open a file by double-clicking it in Nautilius, it would refresh the display, show the “wait” cursor, and then do nothing. Today I finally spent some time to trace it down. A strace of nautilus showed:

[pid 32262] execve("/usr/bin/exo-open", ["exo-open", "--launch", "FileManager", "/home/balleman/Documents/...

Manually running this exo-open command gives the results I was experiencing – it reloads Nautilus but does not open the file. exo-open is part of the Xfce desktop environment, which I’m not actively using. Removing the exo packages and dependencies on it appears to have fixed the problem. Not a perfect solution, but I will gladly take it over spending more time on this.

One reference I found to this possibly being a bug is here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exo/+bug/956255


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