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Finding Nemo [for Mint users]

VileReynard
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Finding Nemo [for Mint users]

Why have Mint backported Nemo from unstable Mint 14 to the LTS Mint 13?
Mint 13 users will find that Nautilus has mutated into something called Nemo.
It's fine as simple and clumsy file manager - but lacking in a lot of function e.g. Emblems, open as root, multimedia info not shown (not even for MP3 files)...
e.g. for a film (which is fine) :-
Quote
jeremy@HECTOR:~$ nemo
(totem:10575): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: Read/writable property 'object' on class 'ZeitgeistDpPlugin'
has type 'TotemObject' which is not exactly equal to the type 'GObject' of the property on the interface 'PeasActivatable'


I was able to stop nemo working and allow Nautilus to work (as it should) by altering
/etc/xdg/autostart/nemo-autostart.desktop

to read:-
Quote
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Files
Comment=Start Nemo desktop at log in
#Exec=nemo -n
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;
NoDisplay=true
Name[en_GB]=nemo-autostart

i.e. I simply commented out the
Exec=nemo -n
line.
This stops nemo from starting and since the update didn't remove
/etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop
Nautilus starts as normal.

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Re: Finding Nemo [for Mint users]

The reason they backported it (and you only get it if you have the backport repo enabled) is the way that nautilus is heading, much more dummied down interface etc, nemo will improve, just like mate has over past year.
Since I use mate as a desktop I have caja a nautilus port, missing the same multimedia info, one thing I miss from nautilus.
VileReynard
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Re: Finding Nemo [for Mint users]

But I get to keep nautilus 3.4 (with a load of stuff from ppa's) which is very nearly as good as the old nautilus.  Grin
Backports should only fix bugs etc; not remove functionality.