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Every kind of file I open through ubuntu dash or via firefox download window instead of directly open the right application it launches a dolphin window straight to the path of the file and just then the default application is opened.

This is very annoying so I decided to unistall dolphin and now when i try to open a file in dash or firefox i got this message "Failed to execute child process "dolphin" (No such file or directory)."

I hope i was clear enough as english is not my primary language.

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closed as not a real question by Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 23:14

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyways or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reasons why you want it open. Regards – Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 23:14

Go to Tools->Options->Applications in Firefox to manage how files you download in Firefox are handled. What you're looking for may also be in Tools->Options->General.

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Everything looks fine in firefox files associations. – Cristiano Dec 4 '11 at 0:36
Have you looked at the "System Info->Default Applications" settings under the "System Settings" application? – Barbarrosa Dec 10 '11 at 19:12
The Applications menu (which is actually inside Edit->Preferences) affects what Firefox does before downloading. It defines whether a pdf should be opened with evince, or just downloaded, or opened with okular. Once a file has already been downloaded, you can manually open it from the "Downloads" window. That's what the question was about and the settings in the Applications menu have no influence on that. – Malabarba Mar 7 '12 at 17:29

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