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Re: Re: mathematica problems with nautilus

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  • Subject: [mg64417] Re: [mg64381] Re: mathematica problems with nautilus
  • From: "Yasvir A. Tesiram" <tesiramy at>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 03:05:28 -0500 (EST)
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I don't have any such problem here. I rarely use gnome, but the Nautilus 
version I have is (gnome file browser is 2.10.1. It is more likely to be a 
bug of gnome, rather than Mathematica. Try the KDE environment or do away 
with Desktop managers.

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, JCDenton2153 wrote:

> Thank you!
> I did this but that does not solve the problem. Still the file just
> disappears when I click on it. When I right-klick on the file the
> mime-type changes from "application/mathematica" to "plain text
> document" and I do not understand why. That is realy a bad bug! So the
> file type is known in the beginning but does change when acting on it
> Regards, JC
> Yasvir A. Tesiram wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Right click on icon. Select Properties. In the "Open With" tab select Add.
>> In this window select "Use A Custom Command". Either browse for the
>> mathematica executable, or type into the form the location of mathematica.
>> There should be a symbolic link with the path /usr/local/bin/mathematica.
>> Most file browsers have these utilities.
>> Regards
>> Yas
>> On Thu, 9 Feb 2006, JCDenton2153 wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I am not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I may
>>> one can link me to the answer :).
>>> I have Mathematica 5.2 installed on Gentoo. When I start nautilus I get
>>> the right icons and mime-type is "application/mathematica". But as soon
>>> as I click on the file it jumps down in the list and changes to
>>> mime-type "plain text document". Actually it is only the
>>> Mathematica-extension .nb that behaves like that.
>>> Is there anything I can do about this?
>>> Thanks!

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