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Old 10-10-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
danran
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Talking Setting a default program to open certain file types in Gnome


I'm using 2.4.27-2-386. I'm not sure wheter i'm using Gnome or KDE now. I see the Gnome "foot" icon all over the desktop but when I go to Applications --> Debian --> Help, I see "KDE Help Center" there so who knows..

My linux question is "how do i set a program to open when I click on certain file types". For example, I'm using Thunderbird email client and I click on a link in one of my messages, it opens up Konquerer. I want it to open up Mozilla. How would I go about doing this? I did browse through the manual and googled this but for some reason I can't pull up anything about this.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like KDE to me....

Hello,

In Gnome to set file associations your right click on the file, and change the Open With setting.. for links and such (non files) there is somewhere in your menu a link to the binary gnome-default-applications-properties where your distro happened to slap it in the menu's is anyones guess...

If it's opening Konquerer by default, and the help stuff says KDE, likely you are using KDE.. Might dig around for the about gnome icon if you think maybe you changed all the menus on accident or something...

Hope that helps,
DrS
 
Old 10-11-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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Thank you DrS. I executed /usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties and I set my default mail reader and web browser to firefox/thunderbird. So from this, i'm assuming i'm using Gnome and not KDE since I found the gnome-default-applications-properties executable.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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Glad it worked for you...

Hey,

Glad thats what you were looking for.. but just a word to the wise, if you have both installed KDE can run Gnome apps and vise versa, so it's being executable doesn't mean you are running Gnome... but if it's changed the defaults effectively, then it probably does mean that heheh...

Happy Trails...
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