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Old 08-31-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Open pdf-attachement in Evolution


If I e.g. gets a pdf-file in Evolution I would like to be able to right click on it and choose "open in Acrobat Reader". How could I create such function?
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- Johan
 
Old 08-31-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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I'm going to be guessing just a bit here, as I've not had to do this myself. But that said
If you're using Gnome, there's a utility somewhere in the control panel (URL Handlers, I think it's called) which allows you to edit the mime types. Some applications use it (browser, mail client, default gnome editor). Evolution may be one of them...
 
Old 08-31-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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I think you are right rose_bud4201, now when you say it I remember that I have poked around with it earlier. Evolution is in some way built around Gnome. I use KDE but its possible to reach that stuff anyway, I dont remember how though, but I will figure it out..
 
Old 08-31-2005, 06:33 PM   #4
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I saw somewhere that the controlcenter is gnomecc (from the commandline, I mean)
 
Old 09-01-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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To open the controlcenter the command was gnome-control-center, however I did not find anything about file associations in there.
I logged in to gnome even tough I use KDE usually, started the filemanager right clicked on each type of file I wanted associated e.g. *.pdf. From there I could choose "open with". Gnome "remembers" when "open with" have been used e.g. it saves it as a file association. So basically that is one way to do it.

But however I would like to know what file this information goes to I cannot find it in e.g. /home/user/.gnome and some other places I have been looking in.

Anyone that knows where these settings is being saved?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:05 AM   #6
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If you use KDE desktop, Click on the KDE icon of the botom desktop bar (icon at the bottom left), then system, then choose configure desktop. In Configure Desktop go to Components, then choose Associations. There, you type pdf, then application. There, you can add an application associated to pdf files. Add "acroread" (without the ""s, of course), and make sure it is on top of other applications. That's it.

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Old 09-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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Thanks Maxei but this want work as Evolution isnt build around KDE its build around Gnome so even if I use KDE "as I do" I have to create the associations in Gnome. I have done so and it works, but I am intrested in where this (in what file) these associations are being saved.
Thanks anyway
 
  


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