[Shotwell] External Editor
chrisgame at pobox.com
Sun Jul 4 02:56:42 PDT 2010
Thanks for the hint, David! Using information from here:
I setup a suitable .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ and
after a little fiddling the system picked it up and I was able to
choose PhotoBrush in the Shotwell preferences. The fact it runs
under wine adds some complication in the syntax for the command to
run it, and I still can't get it to open the file, just the
application itself opens with no file chosen to edit (even after I
added the '%U' to the end of the command string.) Actually I can
achieve nearly the same result by using 'open with' on a .jpeg file
in Nautilus and electing to save that option.
As usual in Linux, users progress in fits and starts!
On Sat, 3 Jul 2010, David Velazquez wrote:
> I believe that as of right now the only external editors that can be chosen
> are those that have registered the mime types they can handle with the
> system. If the one that you installed with WINE has not done that then I'm
> not sure you can access it the way you wish to. There are plans to allow
> users to choose which one, they just have not made it in yet.
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Chris Game <chrisgame at pobox.com> wrote:
>> How can I set my preferred external editor? There is no 'Browse'
>> button as there is for the import folder. The only choice I have is
>> to use the 'Image Viewer' (which happens to be Eye of Gnome on here)
>> in the dropdown list - it is the only item in the list. I would like
>> to use a particular editor I have installed - which happens to be
>> running under wine. Although that editor appears on the Applications
>> menu it is not found by Shotwell. Is there a config file that can be
>> directly edited to point to my preferred application (I can't see
>> Installing GIMP just to get this feature seems a little over the
>> Shotwell 0.6.0 on Debian Squeeze/Gnome.
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