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I recently installed KDE in Ubuntu, and to my surprise, Docky works in KDE (dunno really). After two minutes of testing, I realized that I wanted GNOME more, so I decided to uninstall KDE Desktop. Before uninstalling, I tried to make Nautilus the default file manager in KDE, clicking apply and everything After getting back to pure gnome...

Docky won't open my bookmarks, except the Computer Icon... The bookmarks were the ones in the sidebar.

How can I fix it so that I can use my bookmarks in GNOME again?

PS: I tried dragging and dropping the bookmarks (which are viewable in Places menu) to the Dock and clicking it won't open it.

I tried running it from the terminal and after clicking a bookmark, here's this error:

[Error 12:04:04.979] [SystemService] Error opening files. The application doesn't support files/URIs or wasn't found.

Runing it from docky --debug

[Info  09:48:12.145] Docky version: 2.0.7 Release
[Info  09:48:12.249] Kernel version: 2.6.35.22
[Info  09:48:12.250] CLR version: 2.0.50727.1433
[Debug 09:48:15.171] [UserArgs] BufferTime = 0
[Debug 09:48:15.171] [UserArgs] MaxSize = 2147483647
[Debug 09:48:15.171] [UserArgs] NetbookMode = False
[Debug 09:48:15.171] [UserArgs] NoPollCursor = False
[Debug 09:48:16.057] [PluginManager] Plugin manager initialized.
[Info  09:48:16.190] [DockController] Setting theme: Smoke
[Info  09:48:17.677] [PluginManager] Loaded "Docky.Widgets,1.0".
[Info  09:48:17.685] [PluginManager] Loaded "Docky.Widgets,1.0".
[Info  09:48:17.685] [PluginManager] Loaded "Clock".
[Info  09:48:17.712] [PluginManager] Loaded "Trash".
[Info  09:48:17.873] [PluginManager] Loaded "Battery Monitor".
[Debug 09:48:17.943] [BatteryMonitorProcItem] Hiding battery item (capacity=0) max_capacity=-1) (OnBattery=False)
[Info  09:48:17.999] [PluginManager] Loaded "Mounter".
[Debug 09:48:18.238] [MountProvider] Adding 116 GB Filesystem.
[Info  09:48:18.241] [PluginManager] Loaded "Bookmarks".
[Debug 09:48:18.247] [BookmarksItemProvider] Updating bookmarks.
[Info  09:48:18.531] [PluginManager] Loaded "CPU Monitor".
[Info  09:48:19.412] [Helper] Starting banshee_control.py
[Info  09:48:19.693] [Helper] Starting deluge_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.700] [Helper] Starting gajim_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.716] [Helper] Starting liferea_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.738] [Helper] Starting pidgin_control.py
[Info  09:48:19.778] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/banshee_control.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/deluge_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/gajim_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/gtg_menus.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/liferea_badge.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/open_terminal_here.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/pidgin_control.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/rhythmbox_control.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/tomboy_menus.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/zeitgeist_docky.py
[Info  09:48:19.779] [HelperService] Helper added: /usr/share/docky/helpers/zeitgeist_journal.py
[Info  09:48:20.376] [DrawingService] Could not find 'gajim', using fallback of 'extension'.
[Info  09:48:22.865] [Helper] deluge_badge.py :: No module named deluge.ui.client
[Info  09:48:22.892] [Helper] deluge_badge.py has exited (Code 0).
[Error 09:48:33.678] [SystemService] Error opening files. The application doesn't support files/URIs or wasn't found.
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I tried dragging and dropping the bookmarks from Places, but clicking then won't open it –  Rek Nov 6 '10 at 4:02
    
????can you rewrite the question in a clearer way –  RolandiXor Nov 6 '10 at 4:07
    
edited it a little. –  Rek Nov 6 '10 at 8:58
    
Can you take the things you've tried in the comments and update your question? That way we have everything in one place. Please see the FAQ: askubuntu.com/faq –  Jorge Castro Dec 7 '10 at 14:45
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Okay, this worked for me:

  1. Kill Docky (killall docky)
  2. Open nautilus (or whatever file browser you use)
  3. Right-click a folder
  4. Select "Open with Other Application..."
  5. Make sure "Remember this application for 'folder' files" is checked
  6. Click Open
  7. Restart Docky

I was getting a file-not-found error. It took me a bit, but I realized that it was trying to open the folders with Rythmbox. Mine might just be a really strange situation, but I'd say it's worth a shot just in case.

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I think it's because I had Rythmbox pinned to the dock when I dragged my folder, and accidentally dragged it into Rythmbox. That area is sort of tricky to hit, so I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it has happened to some of you with other applications. –  Cody Frazer Dec 11 '10 at 0:36
    
This anwered it. THANKS! NOW, Dropping DockbarX... –  Rek Dec 12 '10 at 1:50
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This isn't a problem with docky per se. It is a problem with the file manager. Try deleting ~/.local/share/mime/mime.cache and logging out. Log in again, and now your bookmarks should work.

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Sorry, it didn't worked. If there's only a way to do a "super fresh reinstallation" of docky... Oh, bookmarks opened in nautilus-elementary opens and works. –  Rek Nov 18 '10 at 0:26
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I can't find anything in the Docky settings to specify how bookmarks are managed. Have you tried a purge of docky and a reinstall of the package.

sudo apt-get remove --purge docky
sudo apt-get clean docky

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docky

If that fails, open gconf-editor and browse to:

/apps/docky-2/Docky/Interface/DockPreferences/Dock1

The launchers key shows what shortcuts are run for each launcher. Pick one that isn't working and post the contents on here. It may be the launchers are corrupted somehow.

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tried it in four commands, the bookmarks still won't work –  Rek Nov 9 '10 at 4:08
    
Run Docky with --debug and post what you get when clicking a bookmark. –  Adam Nov 9 '10 at 9:07
    
same error. [SystemService] Error opening files. The application doesn't support files/URIs or wasn't found. –  Rek Nov 9 '10 at 11:38
    
added more detail –  Adam Nov 9 '10 at 12:19
    
The Launchers displays apps for Xiphos, Cheese, Banshee, Terminal, Chromium, Empathy, and GVBAM. I checked the plugins, the bookmark items are there. I also checked my sortlist: does the bookmarks put the launchers like "file://Bookmark path" where "Bookmark path" is the absolute filepath of the bookmark (like when bookmarking folder X in your user folder, it uses /home/user/X) –  Rek Nov 10 '10 at 2:00
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Do you get any error messages if you launch docky from the terminal?

killall docky && docky

then try your bookmarks.

Hope this helps, Bodsda

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Here is the error code :P [Error 12:04:04.979] [SystemService] Error opening files. The application doesn't support files/URIs or wasn't found. –  Rek Nov 9 '10 at 4:04
    
Can you post the few lines above. We need to know the application it is trying to use. –  Adam Nov 9 '10 at 12:07
    
From reading the source it seems that the bookmarks aren't specifying a handler, so Docky is trying and failing to guess which one to use. What happens if you create a new Launcher? –  Adam Nov 9 '10 at 12:11
    
When I create a new laucher, example, pinning Cheese to dock, it works. if I pin File Browser (nautilus), it won't open. Opening a pinned item from the Places menu won't work. –  Rek Nov 10 '10 at 13:10
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