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Old 07-17-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Gnome Default File Association Setting

Tonight I was trying to change the default application handler for .mpgs on my computer, running Gentoo 2006.0 with Gnome 2.12. As is the case with Gnome (and yes, I still like Gnome best) configuring things can be trying. I went through all the Gnome settings, Nautilus preferences, until I finally discovered: application preferences are changed by right-clicking on the file in question, selecting properties, and going to the Open With tab, then selecting the application you want to use.

I spend too much time in the console, I suppose.

I just thought I'd share this tidbit in case anyone else is searching as well.
Old 07-19-2006, 01:55 AM   #2
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Thank You.
Old 07-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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Glad it helped somebody.
Old 08-08-2006, 04:07 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks
Old 08-13-2006, 12:20 AM   #5
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exactly what i was looking for. Thanks
Old 08-22-2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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many thanks
Old 11-03-2006, 04:23 AM   #7
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Man I was looking for a way to do that for hours. Thanks a bunch.
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Ok, I just tried this.

I am trying to make it open a video with mplayer. It wants to open it with totem. So I click on the tab, select mplayer, close the tab. I click on the file, and it still opens it with totem. I go back in and look, and mplayer is still selected. I try this as root, same thing. Totem can't play the file, but mplayer can.


Makes me almost want to use KDE.
Old 10-13-2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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Nice tip!

I removed totem....
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Thumbs up

Thanks, nice to see that somebody is taking time to post solutions, not only problems. Gave me exactly what I needed.
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Nice one!

simple easy solution, and I'd spent ages looking for a list of file associations. Been using Windows for too long I guess!!!
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Many thanks!
Old 12-22-2008, 02:52 PM   #13
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Helpful even today thanks man!
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Been annoyed for months, amazing how simple that was, thank you sir.
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Interesting post really, however linux way is not sticking to GUI. If you are interested on how the file associations are created via console, see this tutorial
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