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Files starting with a comment have the wrong mime type

In Ubuntu 14.04 I have a directory with a set of LESS files, all with the .less extension. All but three of the files show a mime type of plain text document (text/plain) under Properties > Basic. The ...
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Default Program Selection

I have to justify why my question is different to the answer someone linked. Basically if you go to system > details > default apps, this sets the default app for ALL video file types as opposed to ...
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“chsh: invalid option — 'l'”

I have installed Zsh via running: sudo apt-get install zsh Using the following guide for installing Zsh provided by oh-my-zsh I attempted to set it as my default shell, namely I ran: chsh -s ...
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how to start hbase master using java code in ubuntu

We made a .bat file by using the following code #! /bin/sh /home/burhan/hbase-0.94.15/bin/start-hbase.sh /home/burhan/hbase-0.94.15/bin/hbase shell The above code is run ...
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How do I set Thunar as my default file manager in 15.04?

I would like to set Thunar as my default file manager in 15.04. Now, I realize that this question is very similar to Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04, but I have tried ...
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How to set terminal application (joe, nano, vi) as default desktop text editor?

I would like to know, how can I set a terminal text editor as a default desktop application? I want to double-click file and open it in terminal editor.
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What is the default PAGER used by man pages?

What is the default PAGER used by man pages. I,e what is the program runs the man pages? It look some like more or less. I'm sure it's not more since more doesn't support reverse backward.
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How to make Synaptic the default to install .deb files? [duplicate]

I have tried a lot and Ubuntu software center crashes the most when installing .deb packages with it. And I would like to make synaptic package manager as the default to open .deb installation files. ...
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How to set default program to open specific file type

I wish to set the default program to open .jpg files and other image files to GIMP. To do this as said in one of the answers here, I went into this section (Right-click > Properties > Open ...
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apt/services running in the background

Why do developers run apts in the background when they are not needed. This is really a memory hog, I like to call on my apts when I need them. I am running lubuntu 14. How do I keep from running ...
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how to enable 'Default Applications' on system settings>>details

anyway i have read previous thread related with this problem that setting default applications on System settings->Details->Default applications won't work and you have to manually set your default ...
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Why does the pdf documents open with ImageMagick?

Query shows evince is my default handler. But, double clicking a pdf file opens ImageMagick. A pdf file Properties shows ImageMagick as the default handler. Why is this happening ? After ...
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Is there a way to open .et files with 14 04 LTS?

I have just come over to Ubuntu and I am very pleased with it. However I have a very important file that I backed up from windows and I am unable to open it. It is an a .et file created by Kingsoft ...
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Make shell script default to run file extension

I'm trying to make the default application for .asm file extension to be a shell script that I made. Basically I have a .sh script that runs MIPS Mars and I want to make it the default application to ...
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How to open folders with `nemo` by clicking on folder icons on the desktop handled by nautilus or directly within nautilus?

My aim is to replace nautilus with nemo from universe in ubuntu devel (currently vivid) using unity. I am close to this goal, after reading about DefaultFileManager from ubuntu help and this or this ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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Is it possible to set a portable application as default?

Just curious - but not only that. (More on the motivation in this question: Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?.) That is, I have found a portable apps source ...
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Setting python IDLE as default editor for python scripts

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have installed both python 2.7 and python 3.4 . I have tried everything here How do I set IDLE as the default editor for Python scripts? but its not working. Can ...
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Make Gmusicbrowser default music player

This program doesn't appear in the "Default applications" > "Music" menu at "System settings" > "Details". I know that is posible to manually set every audio format to open with it. But is there a way ...
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Default program for downloading torrents changed, can't download

I was having no trouble downloading torrents with the default program in Ubuntu 14.10, Transmissions, but then I changed something, don't ask me what, and now it defaults to Videos, which of course ...
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How to open .doc file using king office writer as default?

I downloaded King's Office .tar.xz file. Extracted it. I am able to run writer and open files by browsing for the .doc file. I am not able to set the default application to king wps(writer) for doc ...
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Cannot change association for mp4 video files to custom .desktop

I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am ...
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How can I open gliffy diagrams by double clicking?

I installed a program "Gliffy" as a Google Chrome app. It saves it's diagrams as *.gliffy files. I'm wondering if I could set things up so that I can double click on this *.gliffy file and it opens ...
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How to set mplayer as the default video application in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I added a new entry under ~/.local/share/applications as suggested in another discussion, and it now shows up in the contextual menu: However, while in the previous versions of Ubuntu, you could ...
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Default application not launching when DVD inserted

I'm trying to have my headless server automatically rip dvds on insertion. To do this, I have written a script launching dvdbackup and a .desktop file to call it. The script and the .desktop file ...
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How select between multiple programs with same name for linux shell?

I've already installed an old version of mysql server into my linux system using repository in /usr/bin path. Recently I upgraded it to latest version using linux binary package (with no installer) ...
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crash when changing default applications

I have a weird behavior in my ubuntu: when i try to change through the UI (System options -> details -> default apps) for example the default browser (firefox -> chrome) it crashes and does not apply ...
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Set Tor Browser as default browser?

I would like Ubuntu to automatically use the Tor Browser as its default browser. As it launches from the script start-tor-browser and is perhaps not truly "installed" in the same way as Firefox or ...
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Changing the default reader for pdf looses the previous one

I have changed the default program for reading pdfs from Adobe reader to Evince. The problem is that now Adobe disappeared from the list of choice. If I press right click/open with I cannot see Adobe ...
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How do I set gvim as default application? [duplicate]

I compiled and installed vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to set gvim as the default application for all text and C/C++ files. I tried : Right click > Open With Other Application. But couldn't find ...
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Change the default editor when sudo visudo

When doing sudo visudo, the default editor is nano. I want to change it to vi or vim. I already made vim be the default application to replace gedit upon opening php, plain text, c and h files, by ...
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How do I change which application opens xml documents by default?

I am on 14.04 and want to set a custom application (subtitleeditor) to open xml files. This question does not apply to me: How to set default program? because not matter what I do, the default program ...
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Change default program

I know that this question was also asked here, but I have a slightly different problem. I want to open CSV files using sublime instead of Calc. However, sublime does not even appear to my ...
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How do I set NetBeans as the default for .java files?

I want .java files to open with NetBeans, but Ubuntu doesn't offer the option, neither in the drop down menu nor properties>open with. I also should mention that I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. EDIT: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not allow changing default calculator?

I created a custom shortcut in Keyboard->Shortcuts and set it opens qalculator app. Then I assigned to it the keyboard Calculator key. Ubuntu asked me if I want to replace the original app and ...
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LXDE preferences lacks Default Applications applet

I've just installed LXDE under Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm finding it much more agreeable. One of the few problems is the fact that the network status widget/panel doesn't show up. I've read this is a ...
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Ubuntu seems to mount flash drives and SD Cards, but they will not open in Nautilus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, and have had essentially no issues with it thus far. However, whenever I plug in a USB flash drive or an SD card, it seems to open in Shotwell. First I went to the ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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How do I change the default file manager for opening downloads in Skype?

In Skype on Ubuntu, you can click a little folder icon next to a download to open the directory containing the download: When I click the folder icon, the folder is always opened in Nautilus? How ...
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recognize installed application

I've a problem to make Ubuntu 13.10 to recognize my installed program. I've installed Blender 3d from the site instead of USC and I've created the .desktop file. All run good but when I tried to open ...
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Ubuntu and Torrents [duplicate]

I cannot download magnetic links from any site. I have downloaded multiple torrent clients such as Vuze, bittorent client, and Transmisson which was already downloaded when I got the computer. When ...
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Question from a newbie [closed]

I installed ubuntu yesterday, so this is a very new and unique experience for me. Naturally, I want to know how does installation work here? In Windows, exe files are opened and installation boots ...
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How to reset default app for filetype?

How can I set a filetype to always open with a specific application? In .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list there was this line - application/x-extension-jap=gedit.desktop;jalbum.desktop; It ...
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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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Using mimeopen to set default application outputs “Cancelled”

I'm attempting to follow the steps here to change the the default application that opens a Blender file. I input the command mimeopen -dmime my_file.blend and when prompted for the application, I ...
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How to set Qalculator as default calculator?

I am trying to set which calculator will be called when I press the calculator button on the keyboard. My favourite calc app is Qalculate. How can I set it be the default one so I can open it via ...
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Changing default “Open With” to a console based application

I have a chess program that runs from the command line by doing "scid". I want to be able to open .pgn files automatically with scid. However, when I right click on a .pgn file and go to "Open with", ...
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What application to select to open and download programs on Ubuntu?

I have tried downloading both Wine and VLC player, but it asks me to select an application to run the program installation. Not sure what to pick...shouldn't there be an application to automatically ...
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How do I make krusader the default file manager?

Is it possible to set krusader as the default file manager in ubuntu 13.10? I tried to defined it in system settings > details > default applications but there is nothing about file manager ...
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Problem associating file type to application

I'm trying to make gpxviewer the default application to open .gpx files. The problem is that it doesn't appear in the "Open with" window neither I can add it. What I have tried: Using Ubuntu Tweak ...