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Rebuild ROX-Filer right-click menu when update

July 19, 2023 — BarryK

Rox file manager has a right-click menu that offers mime-appropriate apps to launch the file being clicked on. For example, right-click on a HTML file will offer Chromium and Geany. If there are appropriate user-installed apps, they will also be offered, for example Firefox and SeaMonkey.

However, it goes wrong when there is a version update; the user-installed apps are no longer in the right-click menu.

I have been aware of this bug for a long time, but never got around to fixing it. You can fix it yourself after doing a version update, just run this in a terminal:

# build-rox-sendto

I have added this into /etc/rc.d/rc.update, so it will update the right-click menu automatically at version update. See commit:

Easy 5.4.8 was released today and I already have a list of bugs to fix and enhancements to make, so 5.4.9 is not far away. I have been bringing out a new version almost every week recently, but I do hope that when 5.4.9 arrives will be able to let development rest for awhile.    

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