Nautilus: where do you want to go today?

Nautilus error messageThe new spatial nautilus is generally nice, but sometimes the mime type detection messes up.

This time I had an sftp: location open, where I have a symlink to another folder on the remote server. First the symlink is shown as a file of an unknown type, but when I double click on it to open the folder, I get an error message that, to say the least, is not very helpful.

What is exactly the correct extension for “Folder” and if I open the “Open with” menu, there nothing there.

What am I supposed to do?

Is there really no way I open the remote folder?

UPDATE: the bug report is here, so I’m not alone.

Tex font metricsUPDATE 2: I have another file, a Gnumeric file, which is regularly, but not always, recognised as a “TeX font metrics” file. I have no idea why, but it must be some pattern of bytes in its content that triggers this faulty identification. At least in this case I can open it via the “Open with” menu.

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