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Here isa spin on the questions: say you do not have a file saved on your hard drive (say it is a .pls file); how do you then set a system wide default app for this; in KDe we have a setting called "file assciation", in this case even if you do not have a file to right click and set default app, it allows you "anticipate" any future file extensions to be loaded by the desired default app. I say this, because I have tried to force .pls files (Winamp shoutcast) to open with amaroK, but the heck thing si, it opens all the time with kaeffein (which I hate, because it can nevr find the sound driver to play, and hangs, consuming my resources, until I kill kaffien...sorry I digress).
So it would be great to set thinsg upfront so that the desired effect is anticipated.
Then save and close. If you double click a pls file now it should by default open in rythmbox however if you want to change this, right click any pls file and select properties, go to the "Open With" tab and select whichever program you'd like to open it with.
I'm sorry if I state too many obvious things, I don't know how long you've been using linux.