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Old 01-15-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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how to make an archive open the "default" fm, instead of the other installed file manager?


I have linux mint installed at the moment, this is a condition that goes across distros.

Right now when I use the archive app, and untar someting and it asks open to folder, I say yes, it uses a file manager I do not want to use, nor like to use. I have pcmanfm, it is setup as preffered appications in the systems app cinammon, but now I am using e16.

it's been a mild experience of mine, if I set up some of the defaults in the "default desktop" that it uses for its install distro. then move to a different one that usually takes care of it, ie themes for icons and cursor.

I've always ran into a situation where something else take control of the file manager, like easy tag in slackware, and I've had audacious open up when a real file manager is suppose to in other distros I've used, ie pcmanfm my goto file manager.

and basically I'm just fed up with it.

all I've found is how to set the default file manager, that I have already gone through this procedure and still i am getting, I amuse with Linux mint it is the one that all they use to indicate it is the word, 'files; to indicate some file manager.

it is nemo that opens when it is pcmanfm set in preferred applications. How do I get it to stop doing that aside of uninstalling Nemo to try and force it to use whatever might be there to use.
 
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http://xahlee.info/linux/linux_set_default_app.html

Scroll down for command line.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:28 AM   #3
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~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

that is what is missing, I've already looked for it. guess I'll use that as a template then see what happens.

thanks!

MOD:

got it, I followed the trail to the systems list that is sym linked to "the global one is at /usr/share/applications/defaults.list"

/etc/gnome/defaults.list


searched and found nemo, then added pcmanfm in the front so it takes precedent.
Code:
inode/directory=pcmanfm.desktop;nemo.desktop;caja.desktop;nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;Thunar.desktop;kde4-dolphin.desktop
saved, logout, login, tried it, and it worked.

thanks again.

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