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Old 11-14-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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How to make it a default application?


hi. How do you make a program to be the default program when i open a certain file in the file browser? For example, i want to open all .wmv extensions with my xine player. I tried right-clicking and selecting the "Open With..." but it does not save its settings the next time i click on that file. I'm using fedora core 4. Thanks.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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If you use KDE, you have to open kcontrol. Then Components / File association.
Browse for .wmv extension (or use the search facility) then add your favorite player on top of the list.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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Also in KDE, there's a checkbox in the Open with... dialog to save the association permanently.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:51 AM   #4
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How do i do that in X-windows? I'm using X-windows by the way... thanks.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:55 AM   #5
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X-windows? What's that? I only know the X Window System, which provides the infrastructure for GUI programs and Window Managers (like icewm) or whole Desktop Environments (like KDE, Gnome, et al).

So, which is it?


Greetings,
Benjamin
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:58 AM   #6
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X window, sorry. I think its GNOME...
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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no idea about gnome. You should probably start a new thread for that.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 09:12 AM   #8
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right-click on file --> open Properties

on one of the tabs, you can set the default application
 
Old 11-17-2005, 07:36 AM   #9
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thanks. i didnt see that one.
 
  


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