Ubuntu – Font Viewer not running in Ubuntu 16.04


Anybody else having an issue with Font Viewer not running? It just shows the mouse busy cursor spinning, but eventually does nothing? Is there a fix?

Best Answer

I edited the .desktop file as a workaround:

sudo sed -ir 's/^\(DBus\)/#\1/' /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.font-viewer.desktop

Normally I advise against changing package owned file under /usr/share, since such changes will be overridden at next update of the package in question. However, in this case the issue is about to be fixed with the next update of the package, and it will start working again without workarounds.

The fix for this has been released, please run

sudo apt dist-upgrade