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Old 05-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Open certain filetypes - Change default action?


I didn't always have this issue, I'm not sure what changed. When I try to open a PDF file now, I get error:

'Couldn't display "/Path/to/pdf", the location is not a folder'

When I right click it, 'Open with "Open Folder" is the main action, but I have the option to 'Open with "Document Viewer"'. So basically, I think gnome is executing 'cd' on PDFs when double clicked, when it actually should be launching the PDF view application instead.

How do I make 'Open with "Document Viewer"' the default action when I double click a PDF?

This box is running Ubuntu 8.04. Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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Try this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...etting-464729/

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Wow I feel like an idiot.... Thank you, that worked!
 
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Don't ... I forget and keep trying to use System >> Preferences >> Preferred Applications
 
  


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