[Portland] xdg-util feedback
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Apr 6 14:00:47 EEST 2006
On Thursday 06 April 2006 11:10, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> In the event that the current desktop environment isn't detectable what do
> you thing of falling back to firefox, mozilla, and then netscape? This
> should be able to catch a lot of cases especially on older systems. This
> would also work for xdg-open sense netscape has its own mime system to open
> files that are not for the web browser.
When you write "also work for xdg-open" which other script do you have in mind
that could use this as the generic fallback case?
> Also you can detect if CDE is running with something like this:
> xprop -root | grep DTWM_IS_RUNNING
> Also when opening a file in KDE you want to use kfmclient exec and when
> opening a URL you want to use kfmclient openURL. This is for cases such as
> a pdf file where you want the web browser to open it or any mime type that
> the browser isn't the primary (say if html was assigned to a editor and not
I am not sure about this.
When I do kfmclient exec ftp://somehost/someimage.png I get it opened in
kuickshow if I do kfmclient openURL ftp://somehost/someimage.png I get it
opened embedded in Konqueror running in filemanager mode.
When I click an URL to an image in KMail I get the first behavior, so for
consistency I'd rather have the kfmclient exec behavior in xdg-open's KDE
Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org
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