Since upgraded to 4.8, Dolphin no longer arranges media files in a playlist, to be opened in a single instance of a program. For example, if you select 15 mp3s and press enter, it will open 15 Totem windows - all of them frozen - instead of a window with the 15 files queued. If, however, you select the same files, right-click and select "open with -> totem", it works as expected.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Dolphin
2. Select multiple .mp3, .avi, .jpg
3. Press Enter
A flood of nonresponsive new windows.
A single window with the selected files queued.
It seems to be a regression, since this exact behaviour figured in 4.4 and was fixed in 4.6, if I recall correctly. And seems somewhat similar to bug 265747, in which I have already commented, but as the similarities I've noticed are described in Peter Penz's response and not in the report itself, I'm filing a new report due to being unsure. My apologies if I am indeed duplicating.
Created attachment 72838 [details]
screenshot of the result
(In reply to comment #2)
> For example, if you select
> 15 mp3s and press enter, it will open 15 Totem windows - all of them frozen
> - instead of a window with the 15 files queued. If, however, you select the
> same files, right-click and select "open with -> totem", it works as
Reproduciable in KDE SC 4.9.0 .
totem.desktop contains "Exec=totem %U", so it supports muitiple arguments. It is strange that kind of problem does not exist when trying .txt files and gedit (which uses Exec=gedit %U)
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
*** Bug 309165 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Some infos just FTR:
Using the Open With context menu works fine in all cases I tested. Select multiple JPEGs, choose Open With Gwenview, one Gwenview instance opens, displaying the selected files.
Pressing Enter instead, opens four Gwenview instances all showing a single image.
4 JPEG files: Enter =4x Gwenview, Open With = 1x Gwenview with virtual folder
4 PDFs: Enter = 4x Okular, Open With = 4x Okular
4 MP3s: Enter = 4x VLC player, Open With = 1x VLC with playlist
4 TXT files: Enter = 1x (!) Kate, Open With = 1x Kate
Here also same with text files, they open once in Kate
Git commit e45a847d48e3b9e039f5657b696366aa7460cd6d by Emmanuel Pescosta.
Committed on 13/12/2012 at 22:54.
Pushed by emmanuelp into branch 'master'.
Fix Bug 304299 - Dolphin launches multiple instances of a program when multiple files are selected
M +9 -0 dolphin/src/dolphinpart.cpp
M +4 -0 dolphin/src/dolphinpart.h
M +10 -0 dolphin/src/dolphinviewcontainer.cpp
M +6 -0 dolphin/src/dolphinviewcontainer.h
M +18 -13 dolphin/src/views/dolphinview.cpp
M +6 -0 dolphin/src/views/dolphinview.h
Will this be backported for KDE 4.9.5? Please set the Version-Fixed-In field.
It changes the behaviour, and it changes quite a bit of code. I think it's unlikely that there will be any problems, but I feel more comfortable if it gets some additional testing in the RCs.
*** Bug 160827 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 326642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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