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Old 11-18-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Question making picasa the default prog for pictures


hi im back again,? how do i make "picasa" the default program for viewing my photoes.
im now using "google chrome" as my prefered browser,instead of firefox,much better imho, many thanks
 
Old 11-18-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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That entirely depends on your file browser (or whatever you use to launch the files).

Desktops like gnome and kde have their own mimetypes handling system, probably with some context menu option that says "Open with..." where you can choose the program and mark a tickbox to make it the default program for that file type.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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the simple way is to right click a photo select other then go to your /usr/bin/picasa select it the check do this every time or remember this association you are done
 
Old 11-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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192guboi, thanks ,but i dont understand what to do about that,
drakeo, i tried your suggestion,but it dont seem to work for me,anyway thank you both,its no big deal anyway,i would just like to use picasa for all picture stuff cheers
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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To give more concrete instructions we'd need to know what desktop environment are you using. If you are not sure, let us know what distribution are you using so we can at least try to guess the default.

But basically it should be more or less the same thing that you do on windows.

Open the file navigator, right click a file, choose "open with", choose the program (picasa in this case) and mark the option ticker to remember the file association.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 01:03 AM   #6
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hi thanks,im using linux mint 9 isadora,i think its kde,desktop.
ive used picasa for years with windows,so i know how it works,but nothing ive tried will make it the "default" in linux cheers
 
Old 11-19-2010, 02:24 AM   #7
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Mint 9 uses kde4, I think.

If that's true the instructions above should work. But if for some reason they are failing, try this:
  • alt+f2, run "systemsettings"
  • go into "file associations"
  • click the arrow next to the file type "image" to expand it
  • choose the image type
  • in the right column make sure that picasa is shown, and use the buttons to raise it to the first position
  • save, exit, and try again
  • repeat the procedure for all the required file types
 
Old 11-19-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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thanks again for your help, however,it dont work for me ,so i guess i may be using "gnome",not kde
 
  


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