some gnome-issues

Douglas Furlong douglas.furlong at
Tue Nov 25 14:20:21 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 11:37, Tim Kossack wrote:
> hi,
> 1. how can i change the default browser of evolution (mozilla) to
> epiphany, so that links in mails will get openend via epiphany?

At a guess, go to Preferences -> Prefered Applications and make the
change there, I believe that is where Evolution (and most other apps)
pick up the default browser.


> 3. when i copy files from win-pcs over the network via smb:/// in
> nautilus, copying works, but at the end a pop-up screen appears saying
> "you don't have the permission to change the file or it's parent
> directory" which is kind of funny because i just _copied_ it. after
> clicking "abort", the file nevertheless won't get deleted on my pc and
> seems to work well. i never had those problems in rh8 or rh9, so this is
> a bug, right?!

Personally I find this terribly sucky, but that just me. The default
action when dragging a file/foulder from the smb:/// thing appears to be

The error message you are receiving is due to you not having permisions
to delete the file after copying. However the copy does work perfectly.

It would be nice if there was a similar ability in windows where you
right click and drag the file, then when releasing the right click you
have numerous options, the most usefull being.

Copy the file, Move the File, Create Shortcut (sym link) for the file.

I do miss that.


Hope this helps.


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