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Old 11-06-2003, 05:44 PM   #1
agustin
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KDE never remembers my file associations


I'm getting kind of sick of this. Everytime I go into Konqueror and edit a file association (say, .pls files to xmms), the next time I start my computer they are forgotten. Gotta do it again.

IS there some kind of g'dang magic trick to this, or what? I'm not new to Mandrake or KDE, but I've NEVER been able to get KDE to remember my settings.

Now, with MDK9.2, it's not remembering the fact that I changed some icons from their default icon to a new one.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:15 AM   #2
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mdk 9.2 has a menu problem
typing update-menus -v will sort this out, but it needs to be redone periodically

gotta ask a silly question now
when you make file associations, do you check the "always open this type of file with this program" box?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:22 AM   #3
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mdk 9.2 has a menu problem
typing update-menus -v will sort this out, but it needs to be redone periodically

gotta ask a silly question now
when you make file associations, do you check the "always open this type of file with this program" box?
How often would be periodically? Do you know a way to manage that?

I got the same prob, for example, a few days ago, I connect kaffeine to nearly all video-filetypes, and now its only connected to .asf files. BTW, I did the connections in kcontrol... and it needs more or less time to forget the settings every time I readjust them.

Cheers,
matze
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:38 AM   #4
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hmm
i just ran it after i had installed something
or if a crash made the menus go to pieces (which happened several times)

i don't know how to automate this
but i imagine adding the command to the appropriate script would do it
i just don't know which script you'd add it to

not sure about the file type problem, i tend to open a program, then point it at the file required
instead of clicking on the file to launch the program
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:59 PM   #5
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but i imagine adding the command to the appropriate script would do it
thanks. I'll write some short scripts that will fit my needs. Let's see how it helps and if there's some other reason for the prob besides installing progs and a crash...

Cheers,
matze
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:19 PM   #6
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(At least in Mandrake 9.1)

1) To associate file types to a program, right click the file, and there is something like EDIT FILE TYPE or EDIT FILE PROPERTIES. Select, or add, the program to the list and move it up for priority. I thought it was like Windows XP where you click OPEN WITH FILE... and then check that box "always associate files with this type". That doesn't work so go with my method I mentioned.

2) KDE forgets things (happens to me, too!) so what I do is logout, then shut down. I never shutdown directly until I have logged out. this works for me and it remembers everything I have done. I don't know why I have to log out, though.
 
  


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