Hello folks. It is with sad news that I come to you today. You see, something horrible has happened to our dear friend Nautilus. He's having problems opening files like a good boy. When I download something through Chromium, Firefox, etc and try to open it from the browser I get an error like such:
How can this be? Has Nautilus really forgotten his base duties as a file manager? All I can really do with Nautilus from the outside seems to be `nautilus /some/dir`. This is interfering with the natural order of things. Running `thunar /some/pic.jpg` does what is expected, so does `dolphin /some/pic.jpg` AND THUS when I switched to Thunar using this script (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DefaultFileManager) and tried to open a download from Chrome, it worked like a charm. A completely sane, totally expected, charm.
Why don't I just use Thunar then if it's so special?! It's not actually that special, and that's the wrong way to go about solving problems. Thunar behaves nicely, good little software. I've been to #gnome, #linuxmint-help, etc and nobody has any clue what's wrong with little old Nautilus. I just want my friend back, you see, and I have nowhere left to turn. I've been told things like "Nautilus can only open directories" (as if it's not a file manager, derp?) Why, Nautilus, why must you continue to play games with my heart!
Please tell me someone else has had this problem before. Just someone to identify with, to let me know I'm not all alone in this world.. Thank you.