Sunday, 16 December 2012

How to get rid of the Banner 'media contains digital photos' downloads bluetooth linux mate for ever [solved]

When I look in my SD card, caja throws up a stupid blue banner saying "The media contains digital photos"

Not entirely sure.  Related to gthumb-import.desktop, which has the text "Import with gThumb" which is in /usr/share/applications/gthumb-import.desktop
Nothing in mateconf-editor to tweak as well.  Bad coding...
Uninstalling  gthumb and any other image program got rid of the banner, but that is not desirable.

Open/create the file /home/$USER/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and add these lines (reference

[Removed Associations]

then update the mime database and killall instances of caja
sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
pkill caja

Do not get happy and try modifying /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache as it will get overwritten without warning.

Had a similar problem with the Downloads directory, same stupid blue banner again, "Personal File Sharing", "You can receive files over Bluetooth into this folder".
This time I uninstalled the bluetooth sharing agent:
and did another pkill caja

in mateconf-editor the key /desktop/mate/file_sharing/bluetooth_obexpush_enabled looks suspicious

To all the retards that want these helpful hints, download Ubuntu please or better yet, purchase Windows / Mac OS.

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  1. Brilliant, thanks! Only half way there, though: browsing the "SD card" on my Android, I still get a banner saying "These files are on a digital audio player" and a button offering to open Banshee in Caja. What code would I add to mimeapps.list to get rid of that, too?

    1. Try doing string searches in the files in /usr/share/applications/* for the phrase "open Banshee" or "These files are on a digital audio player"

  2. Thanks.
    I can't understand why developpers could put such intrusive and uninteresting messaegs without any option to dismiss them.
    So far so long, mate-user-share has gone, and it's stupid messages alltogether.

    Thanks you again !

  3. (Y) Thanks

  4. (Y) Thanks