I've just installed Enlightenment on my Mint desktop and am loving it. But when I download something from Firefox, then click on "open Containing Folder" (in the Firefox download menu) the entire screen becomes unresponsive until I switch to text console and kill Firefox.

In the default desktop (Mate) this action brings up the Caja file manager. I can start and run Caja under enlightenment. Ideally I'd want to use the native Enlightenment file manager, but would be happy with any workable solution which did not freeze my screen.

I believe that the action is mapped by the desktop mimetype settings - but I can't find any way to edit that within Enlightenment.


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Editing inode/directory entry in ~/.config/mimeapps.list helped (on a Debian without any DE, using tiling WM only):


(or pcmanfm.desktop, or what have you).

You may want to read more about the standard mimeapps.list location. I've made symlinks as described there.

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    also, if that doesn't work, try to edit the same line in /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
    – user32012
    Jan 11, 2017 at 22:13
  • Sadly both already contain "inode/directory=caja-folder-handler.desktop;" - the same setting which is working fine when running mate. I will try a different file manager and see how I get on.
    – symcbean
    Jan 11, 2017 at 22:22

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