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Old 12-06-2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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Set another email client, Kmail still shows up.


I detest Kmail. I'd rather stock my HDD with three versions of Eudora or Thunderbird than use it.

So why does it still launch after right-clicks in three web browsers, when I set my default client to Wavebox. Is it because I installed WB via Snap?

How do I do so via command-line? Is that still possible? (Everything and its pet bird was, and not too long ago, so I assume there's still a way.)

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Old 12-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm going to guess KDE, since you're talking about KMail, but you should really let people know what desktop you're using if you're going to ask a question related to the desktop.

I don't know all the terms, but where Windows has the "Start" button, open System Settings
Under Workspace Appearance and Behavior, open Default Applications.
Change the default for Email Client to "Use a different email client" and browse for (or enter) the command(s) to start that client.

Also note in the first window, the Overview, there's a search bar. Enter what you want to find the setting for there, and option that won't help will be greyed out. Try it with the word Default
 
Old 12-06-2018, 03:30 PM   #3
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You could try this command to see if the xdg-utils has a default:
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xdg-settings --list
Also, I found this file on my system which names Evolution as my preferred email app, which I deleted years ago. Hmm. But maybe yours has an effect.
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~/.local/share/applications/preferred-mail-reader.desktop
Also, there could be files here that need to be overridden locally:
Code:
/usr/share/applications/*pref*
 
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:03 AM   #4
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@scasey - the OS I'm using is in my signature line.
TYVM KenJackson. I'll try that.
 
Old 12-07-2018, 07:14 AM   #5
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@scasey - the OS I'm using is in my signature line.
TYVM KenJackson. I'll try that.
Just for info, signatures in posts can be hidden through a setting in each member's settings, so your signature line(s) will not be visible to all members. It's therefore better to include all relevant info in the body of your opening post.
 
Old 12-07-2018, 03:16 PM   #6
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Just for info, signatures in posts can be hidden through a setting in each member's settings, so your signature line(s) will not be visible to all members. It's therefore better to include all relevant info in the body of your opening post.
^^^ Also, OS doesn't tell us the desktop environment, which, again I presume is KDE.

So, did what I suggested or what KenJackson suggested help?
 
Old 12-07-2018, 09:52 PM   #7
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I see you are using Kubuntu. Look in the KDE system settings; there should be something called "File Associations" and something called "Default Applications." Check the settings there.

By the way, I understand that Eudora is long gone, but Pegasus Mail is still around.

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