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Old 09-22-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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my files "Open With >>VLC"


somehow I have changed all my documents to "Open With>>VLC"
I am unsure of what to do, I posted this before and was getting to the issue, then my thread got moved and haevn't had any replies since, What can I do to fix this problem? Description:

I have SolusOS for starters, when I click on the 'Super Button'(Start Menu?) then click on documents folder or downloads folder, etc., it seems to open up 'VLC Player' and will play files that can be read by the program, I dont know how to change it to 'regualar settings'. What did I do to make it do this function, How do I change it back?
 
Old 09-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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gnome?

You could logout to the login screen and press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login to the console as yourself and
Code:
mv ~/.config ~/.config.org
mv ~/.gconf ~/.gconf.org
exit
then
Ctrl+Alt+F[78] and log back in to the desktop, check issue...

NOTE: This will reset your Desktop to default settings, and that should include "Open With..." preferences.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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According to the SolusOS Web site, the latest version is 1.2. How did you get a version 3.3.6?

Anyhow, you should have a "Settings" option somewhere in your menus. Go there and look for a "File Association" item. Click on that, and edit the associations of the VLC file type, removing all of them that you don't want.

Note that the concept of an application being "associated" with a file based on it's "extension" is not a native Linux (or UNIX) concept. In a GNU/Linux system the "association" of a file is usually based on the "magic number" of the file, and applications are supposed to check that number before using the file. (In a terminal you can display file information about a file using the file command. Here's an example:
Code:
$ file *
binary_clock:    ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=0x20fa4ec5d10dc77f6fadddc5418ba67fecf6cd5b, not stripped
binary_clock.c:  C source, ASCII text
cb_clock:        ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=0xfa935bb929ec43f0b60e33fdbe005172bb9875dd, not stripped
cb_clock.c:      C source, ASCII text
)
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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According to the SolusOS Web site, the latest version is 1.2. How did you get a version 3.3.6?

Anyhow, you should have a "Settings" option somewhere in your menus. Go there and look for a "File Association" item. Click on that, and edit the associations of the VLC file type, removing all of them that you don't want.

Note that the concept of an application being "associated" with a file based on it's "extension" is not a native Linux (or UNIX) concept. In a GNU/Linux system the "association" of a file is usually based on the "magic number" of the file, and applications are supposed to check that number before using the file. (In a terminal you can display file information about a file using the file command. Here's an example:
Code:
$ file *
binary_clock:    ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=0x20fa4ec5d10dc77f6fadddc5418ba67fecf6cd5b, not stripped
binary_clock.c:  C source, ASCII text
cb_clock:        ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=0xfa935bb929ec43f0b60e33fdbe005172bb9875dd, not stripped
cb_clock.c:      C source, ASCII text
)


I assume the website for SolusOs hasnt been updated; i tried and reset the desktop yet it did reset the preferences on the desktop, Im not sure that is the issue, the issue is with when I click on the 'menu' button then click on 'All' then click on 'Documents', VLC opens and runs all the files, when i never selected 'VLC' for anything
 
  


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