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Old 11-14-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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KDE file associations


I have both open offic and the koffic sweet installed on my Slackware 12.0 computer. I would like to change the file association so that kspread opens with a .ods file. How do I do that?
 
Old 11-15-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
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I figured out how to do it. Took me a while because the documentation is a little out of date, but I did it.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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I figured out how to do it. Took me a while because the documentation is a little out of date, but I did it.
Too bad you didn't take the time to tell the group HOW you did it. Now everyone else will have to spend time figuring it out on their own.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 01:38 AM   #4
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All you had to do was ask. Goto $KDEDIR/share/applications/ now type ls. You should see some *.desktop files. For example in mine open office calc was labeled oocalc.desktop. Now when I look in the file, I noticed a line saying InitialPreference=2. I left it alone, but I wanted kspread to open up .ods files. So I cd in the kde directory and find kspread.desktop, I added a line that says InitialPreference=3. I then restarted X, and my goal was accomplished.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 06:41 AM   #5
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All you had to do was ask.
No, that's not how it works. Please understand you should provide an answer if you can because others may benefit from it and in terms of reciprocity: after all about everything here is provided to you for free asn in "free beer".
 
Old 11-18-2007, 06:21 PM   #6
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OK, sorry, I'll try to make up for it in my later posts.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:15 PM   #7
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NP, NP, we're not mad at you or anything ;-p
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:28 AM   #8
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Yeah, same here, not mad. I wish LQ had merge-thread or delete-thread options available to the creators of threads so if you later notice someone answers your question you can merge your question in with the other person's original question, or maybe just link yours to the answering thread.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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You have half your wish already -- you can include links to other LQ threads or to specific posts. You can do this in an additional post; or, perhaps better, edit the link into your original post.

If you think your thread needs merging, you can request that by reporting it to the Mods yourself. Needless to say, including a link to the suggested target would be thoughtful.
 
  


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