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Matir 07-17-2006 12:43 AM

Gnome Default File Association Setting
Tonight I was trying to change the default application handler for .mpgs on my computer, running Gentoo 2006.0 with Gnome 2.12. As is the case with Gnome (and yes, I still like Gnome best) configuring things can be trying. I went through all the Gnome settings, Nautilus preferences, until I finally discovered: application preferences are changed by right-clicking on the file in question, selecting properties, and going to the Open With tab, then selecting the application you want to use.

I spend too much time in the console, I suppose. :)

I just thought I'd share this tidbit in case anyone else is searching as well.

AwesomeMachine 07-19-2006 01:55 AM

Thank You.

Matir 07-19-2006 10:38 AM

Glad it helped somebody. :)

rhoekstra 08-08-2006 04:07 AM

Awesome, thanks :)

pezplaya 08-13-2006 12:20 AM

exactly what i was looking for. Thanks

linhmt 08-22-2006 09:38 AM

many thanks

likwidsage 11-03-2006 04:23 AM

Man I was looking for a way to do that for hours. Thanks a bunch.

mrd 06-18-2007 01:47 AM

Ok, I just tried this.

I am trying to make it open a video with mplayer. It wants to open it with totem. So I click on the tab, select mplayer, close the tab. I click on the file, and it still opens it with totem. I go back in and look, and mplayer is still selected. I try this as root, same thing. Totem can't play the file, but mplayer can.


Makes me almost want to use KDE.

kkjensen 10-13-2007 07:16 PM

Nice tip!

I removed totem....

kaiserman 08-25-2008 09:42 AM

Thanks, nice to see that somebody is taking time to post solutions, not only problems. Gave me exactly what I needed.

jamesgeldart 09-24-2008 04:42 AM

Nice one!
simple easy solution, and I'd spent ages looking for a list of file associations. Been using Windows for too long I guess!!!

loonies 11-19-2008 02:16 AM

Many thanks!

Dankles 12-22-2008 02:52 PM

Helpful even today :) thanks man!

SacredSleep 08-09-2009 10:52 PM

Been annoyed for months, amazing how simple that was, thank you sir.

jazz13 08-31-2009 01:41 AM

Interesting post really, however linux way is not sticking to GUI. If you are interested on how the file associations are created via console, see this tutorial

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