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Re: [SLE] As if ...
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 13:08:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <42C7D555.7000903@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 13:01 +1000, Colin Carter wrote:

As if I am browsing my hard disk with Konqueror and
I select the 'UP' arrow button in the top left corner
I just might want to open the superior directory
with GIMP, or maybe with a media player ???
WHY is this configurable under "File Associations" ?

Yep, I've done it again:
Somehow I have accidently 'file associated' a directory with
Konqueror and guess what: "Konqueror cannot handle this type of file."


And somehow this is the fault of SuSE?

If you are going to blindly make changes without documenting the changes
you can expect to have problems. Document the old setting -before-
making the change so you have a reference for how to change back. If
that is not possible then create a new user that will have default
settings to use as a reference point for when you "accidentally" change
something and break it.

Also -any- OS has it's learning curve, whether it is the OS you start
with or switch to.


There is also another angle, if you discover a problem with an application, you can quite often alert the maintainers, ask for features, etc.. Changes to HOWTOs can also be submitted. With Opensource in general and as we discover on this list, solutions submitted by one person benefits everyone. Recently I asked a question here and promptly found the answer myself which I also posted, then with glabels I was in the general area and Anders gave me the little push that solved my problem.
If we take the attitude, "I bought this shiny new box of CD's/DVD's from (Micro)SuSE and it should do everything I want to do and in a way I'm accustomed to", we're applying baseball rules to cricket, a futile exercise that only leads to frustration of the sort that has caused so many of us to abandon the OS and products by Micro something, I forget their name, it's been so long.
Regards
Sid.
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Retired IBM Mainframes and Sun Servers Tech Support Specialist
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