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The "DE" environment variable affects xdg-open settings/behavior

Posted 05-16-2014 at 06:32 PM by the dsc

I once saw someone who had "export DE=openbox", and so I changed accordingly, it was "kde" before, even though I'm on Openbox.

But now I realize that it affects things like xdg-open, which is set by configurations that I think aim to set almost-universal file associations. I think that perhaps Openbox "doesn't even count" as a DE to the related settings, so the result is that, for example, you can't open some stuff with the associated app from google chrome/chromium won't open some stuff, after downloading it (jpeg images, for instance). It just does nothing. Perhaps there's another way to fix it and let DE=openbox, I didn't look at the error output (.xsession-errors, probably) to figure anything, I'm satisfied with "DE=kde", since it works for me and I use konqueror as the file manager anyway.
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