Fwd: HostServices on Linux Ubuntu 14.04 trusty

John Maton john2011uk at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 09:25:45 UTC 2015

To: Rahman USTA <rahman.usta.88 at gmail.com>

My problem is getHostServices().showDocument does nothing at all in Ubuntu

Have you tried using Desktop?
as in
if(Desktop.isDesktopSupported()) Desktop.getDesktop().open(docFile);

That also works for me on Windows and Mac but causes a system crash in
Ubuntu so I am no better off.
John Maton

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:08 AM, Rahman USTA <rahman.usta.88 at gmail.com>

> I have similar issue. When using host services to show document in
> directory services, in Linux environment it shows documents in Web browser,
> not in directory service.
> Thanks
> 26 Eyl 2015 11:47 tarihinde "John Maton" <john2011uk at gmail.com> yazdı:
> Good morning all,
>> I am using getHostServices().showDocument to display documents, such as
>> .pdf files.
>> This works find on all versions of Windows I have tested and on Apple
>> Macs,
>> but I have a test user running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 trusty where it does not
>> work (does nothing).
>> Is there some library/resource which must be installed on Ubuntu to make
>> HostServices work?
>> thanks in advance for any comments,
>> John Maton

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