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ZennMystic
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Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

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Linux Mint 20.2 uma 64 bit.

As the title says.. I have duplicate entries of filebot in my "open with" menu.. I do not know how to get rid of it. I have tried uninstalling (which works) But when I re-istall the duplication is back.

I took a screen capture to show the issue but I do not see an option to attach.

Thank you for your time.
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rednoah
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

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1.
Please click on the Screenshots link on the How to Request Help page, then upload your screenshot and copy & paste the image link back here.



2.
There's little we can do about issues specific to one Linux distribution / Desktop environment / File Manager / etc. If you could figure out why your File Manager decides to display 2 entries, then maybe we can do something about it. Presumably, it's 2 menu items because there's 2 unique *.desktop files that are somehow picked up from somewhere.

:?: What does this say?

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find / -iname '*filebot*.desktop' 2> /dev/null
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ZennMystic
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

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1)
Here is a screen shot of my duplicate issue.

https://snipboard.io/HhyZY2.jpg

2)

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find / -iname '*filebot*.desktop' 2> /dev/null
Outputs This:

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/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-rename.desktop
/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-checksum.desktop
/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-subtitles.desktop
/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-import.desktop
/usr/share/file-manager/actions/menu-filebot.desktop
/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-license.desktop
/usr/share/applications/filebot.desktop
/usr/share/applications/filebot-license.desktop
/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-rename.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-checksum.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-subtitles.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-import.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/menu-filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-19_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-rename.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-checksum.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-subtitles.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-import.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/menu-filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-18_16-00-02/localhost/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-rename.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-checksum.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-subtitles.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-import.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/menu-filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-17_13-00-01/localhost/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-rename.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-checksum.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-subtitles.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-import.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/menu-filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/file-manager/actions/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/applications/filebot-license.desktop
/timeshift/snapshots/2021-11-20_18-00-01/localhost/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/filebot.desktop
ZennMystic
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

Post by ZennMystic »

I just noticed some other programs are doing the same thing. So it maybe a mint/program issue.

1 of the programs Okular had like 10+ duplicates in there. But I solved that issue by uninstalling it and installing flathub version.
So this just leaves Filebot and Rhythmbox (was installed with mint) with duplicate issues (2 each).
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rednoah
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

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You could try to delete the *.desktop files one after another to see which one corresponds to which "Open With" menu item. Probably not much we can do (changes here will likely break something for someone on one else) so it's best to report the issue to your OS developer, or rather, the developer of the specific File Manager you are using. Notably, FileBot is only tested with KDE / Dolphin and Gnome / Nautilus. No idea what Desktop Environment / File Manager ships with Mint by default nowadays.
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ZennMystic
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

Post by ZennMystic »

I am using Linux mint 20.2 cinnamon. At install it is Nemo file manager from what I can tell.
ZennMystic
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Re: Duplicate Entry in "Open With" Menu

Post by ZennMystic »

In the last day or so mint has done some updates to some of the programs is uses and the problem seems to be fixed.
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