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I'd like to set Eclipse as the default text editor on Ubuntu. However, when choosing the default program for opening .html files, I notice that Eclipse is not visible as one of the programs that can open this type of file. How can I set Eclipse as the default editor for .html files (and other file types as well?)

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  1. Navigate to the file in Nautilus
  2. Right click the file and select "Properties"
  3. Select the tab: "Open With"
  4. Select the application you want to use as default. If you don't see it in the list select "Show other applications" and navigate to it and select it.
  5. Select "Set as default" in the bottom right.
  6. Done
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