Konqueror: Clicking on folder opens Gimp

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Nov 9 05:17:28 GMT 2005

bruce at tfnet.ca wrote:
> I just started getting the most bizarre behaviour in Konqueror; it seems to
> think that every folder is in fact a file associated with The Gimp.
> For example, if I have Konq open to my home folder /home/bruce, and click on a
> folder (say "Documents"), instead of giving a directory listing of that folder,
> the Gimp launches and tries to open the folder as though it were a file. Gimp
> gives an error message, of course.
> I checked my file associations, and couldn't see what might be causing this.
> Anyone else seen this behaviour?

How did you check your file associations?

You need to check the file associations for:


Under the "General" tab, you should probably have only: "Konqueror".

Under "Embedding" you should have: "Show file in embedded viewer" 
checked in the radio.  There is a list of embedded stuff but since The 
Gimp is not an embedded app, this shouldn't be an issue.

If this is correct, you can open the: "gimp.desktop" file and look for: 

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