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Old 11-04-2003, 08:23 AM   #1
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How do you tell Linux what proggy's to use by default? I use Opera, but when I click a link in an email it opens Konquerer. I click on an MP3 it opens another proggy but I want them associated with XMMS. Is there a file I need to edit?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:29 AM   #2
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You don't say what you are running.

I'm on Mandrake 9.1 & KDE.

K-Config-KDE-Components-File Associations is what sets this all up for me.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:34 AM   #3
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I'm on Mandrake 9.1. Looking for a file name and location.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:41 AM   #4
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OK, do (in KDE):

K-Config-KDE-Components-File Associations

A box opens. Type *.mp3 into the search field. Another thing opens below it, called Audio. Click it, you see MP3, click that. The right pane opens. Filename patterns are *.mp3, *.MP3. Further down I get a choice of kaboodle, noatun, Xine and xmms. Click whichever one you want, then move it to the top. If your system cannot find the first application in the list, it tries the next etc. Neat. Easy. No files to edit.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:54 AM   #5
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And I can do that for HTML extensions too? So I can use Opera as my default browser?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 05:31 PM   #6
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Well, yes.

You would type *.html into the box as described above, and it'll probaly end up giving you a list of programs to use to open files with that extension. Select and move opera to the top of the list.

Just try it. If it doesn't work at your first attempt, just try again, but doing things slightly differently. I expect you'll get the hang of it.
 
  


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