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Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash?

I'd like to change the default application that is associated 'view photos' on the dash. I can do the web and email ones via 'preferred applications', but not the photos one.

Is there a way to do this?

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Setting an arbitrary photo app for the Dash shortcut is not possible in Ubuntu 11.04 but I think it will be possible in 11.10 which will be released in October.

In 11.04, Ubuntu uses the following list in order to fill in the View Photos shortcut.

  • Shotwell
  • F-Spot
  • gthumb
  • gwenview
  • eog

It will pick the first installed application from this list so if you want F-Spot instead just uninstall Shotwell (and of course, make sure F-Spot is installed). Unfortunately, there is no way to set the shortcut to an app not on this list (without recompiling the source code yourself which is not recommended).

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Thank you. I couldn't have asked for any more detail than that. The program I want is Bibble---not on the list! I will wait for more customisation capabilities in future releases. –  oldmankit May 10 '11 at 2:45
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