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After installing several PPAs (Wine, PoL) and opening several files with other apps (Like changing from Totem to VLC) I discovered that the Open With option had 2 problems:

  1. Many items on the list are duplicated (As seen on the image for "A Wine Program")

  2. Sometimes the app I want to use to open is not shown there (For example, Virtualbox or VLC)

So how can I edit this list to clean the duplicates and add missing apps from the list.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It should be enough to edit the folder under


You may find numinous listings for wine there and can edit it. You could also remove it and generate another file.

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Well dude, that is awesome. It solved everything. Like always thanks blue. – Luis Alvarado Sep 12 '12 at 2:39
yo! glad to help – Ringtail Sep 12 '12 at 3:19

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