For questions concerning the default programs Ubuntu uses to open different file types or handle certain tasks, particularly how to configure them.

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Is it possible to downgrade the default version of Python from my Ubuntu installation?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 which comes with Python 3.4 installed by default. But I wish to downgrade it to Python 3.3 for my needs. However, when I try to remove it, it also wants to remove other ...
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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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Kubuntu Adobe Acroread hyperlinks

I've installed Adobe Acroread 9.5.5 on my Kubuntu system: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy Acroreader won't follow weblinks - ...
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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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Cinnamon launches wrong application

When I put in an USB-Device cinnamon launches a totally useless App (easytag). When I uninstall it, it my filemanager gets opened but after reinstalling, it switches back to easytag. What I tried is: ...
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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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Removing Create launcher on panel from context menu

How to remove the context menu entry of create launcher on Panel. After installing xfce most of the text files are defaulted to open by create launcher on panel. How to remove that entry. What is the ...
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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 ...
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How do I find the interface of Rhythmbox?

I opened a mp3, thus started Rhythmbox and then minimized the UI. Now I can't find a way to find the UI anymore, it's not in the taskbar nor can I access it from alt-tab. What can I do?
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How to set default editor in 13.04? [duplicate]

None of this, this nor this worked in setting my default editor. Haven't tried this, I'm afraid it won't work either. So how do I set the default editor to emacs or possibly emacsclient in 13.04 ...
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I want Pidgin links opened in Chromium not in Firefox

When I attempt to open a link in Pidgin it opens the link with Firefox. I prefer Chromium. I have Chromium set as the default application in the System Settings folder, but Firefox still opens the ...
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Changing Default programs for a particular file type

Another answer recommended "Right click on the .torrent file..." or "Firefox go to Edit > Preferences > Applications change default application for magnet" What do I do if I can't find the .torrent ...
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How to set helper apps in Firefox and Thunderbird

In both Firefox and Thunderbird, when you want to open a document in something other than the default registered in the program, they open a file picker. Now in windows I know exactly what to do with ...
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Minimalist alternative to Rhythmbox

Is there a good music player for 12.04 that is simple, text-based, and lightweight? I would like something that doesn't use up much CPU, and looks clean, with little GUI. I've seen a simple, ...
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Bittorrent is unchosen how to choose it as default software for torrent download? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04, how can I choose Transmission as the default bittorrent client? Somehow I unchose it.
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What are the features of an application that become a core/pre-installed/default Ubuntu application?

For example there is a lot of text editors, media players, text editors, mail clients, etc, but only one of each group is selected to be delivered as pre-installed in the next version of Ubuntu. So, ...
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How to remove unused application from the menu but not completely uninstall it on 12.04 LTS

What I wanna do is not to uninstall certain apps but to completely hide it. For example I'm using VLC I didn't want to uninstall the default Movie Player, but I didn't want to have it run my videos ...
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How to open jar file using open JDK?

I installed "open jdk 7" on ubuntu 13.04, but not recognized in "other application" list to set as default. I need to open a ".jar" file with "open jdk7". Please help.
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How do I set “open jdk java 7 runtime” as default? [duplicate]

I want to set "open jdk java 7 runtime" as default to opening ".jar" file. But when I right click on ".jar" file and then select options, the "open jdk 7" is not listed in "other applications" list. ...
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how to set “open jdk 7” as default application to opening a “.jar” file in ubuntu 13.04?

I want to open a ".jar" file that need to set "open jdk 7" as default. But apparently in ubuntu 13.04 is no way to set "open jdk 7" as default. I can not find "open jdk 7" in "other applications" ...
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How to add “open jdk7” to deffault open program list?

I want to open a .jar file, but "open jdk 7" is not in other applications list. How can I add "open jdk 7" to "other applications" list and then set it as default opener? I have no such problem in ...
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Sudoku doesn't work, probable sys.path error

As the title suggests, the default sudoku game doesn't work anymore. I used to use it quite frequently however, after a break when i tried to run it again, it doesn't open. If I search for Sudoku on ...
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I'm having a difficulty in the application intalled menu [closed]

How can I see all the installed application collectively except the default ones If there's not, please make one because it's hard to know if its a default or a installed one. And a default programs ...
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list of default packages for Ubuntu 12.10?

I wanted to remove everything related to wine and I ran this line: sudo apt-get remove wine* For some reason, it started to remove a whole bunch of essential graphical (or even not) packages, which ...
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Changing pdf default application

I'm having a problem to open PDF files. I found some information but no one could help me. I like to use evince to open PDF files and I use other applications for different purposes, like Adobe ...
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Xubuntu/precise: default programs chaos

I'm using xubuntu "precise". I have set up my preferred applications (Settings/Preferred-Applications or $ exo-preferred-applications): web browser: chromium mail reader: thunderbird file manager: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 opens disks and directories in the browser instead of in Nautilus

for example, when I plug in my external hard drive, google-chrome opens file:///media/atj/TOSHIBA%20EXT/ When in sublime text Open Containing Folder opens the folder in the browser too. Any clue to ...
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Places opens in Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.10 to latest Ubuntu 13.04. everything is fine but when i go to Places and click any place, it opens in Disk Usage Analyzer by default and i found no way to either stop ...
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Installing a JavaScript file

Whenever I try to install a JavaScript file it opens it in an editor instead of installing it. How do I change this action? Specifically I'm trying to install a script from userscripts.org,
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Default app - raring ringtail

I have installed Kompozer to edit my website. Before I could right click on an html file and open it with Kompozer, but since I've upgraded to 13.04 I cannot find it in the app list menu. I've ...
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How to I add a command to be available from the auto run box for DVD videos?

In System Settings --> Details --> Removable Media there are drop downs to let you select what to do when you insert various media types. I've written some scripts called things like ripmovie ...
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How to set Quodlibet as default music player?

I am interested in having Quodlibet show up in the "Default Applications" menu in System Settings > Details, how can I do this?
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Change Xubuntu's default text editor globally

There's a lot of tutorials on how to change the default text editor in Unity and Gnome. There's none for Xubuntu/XFCE. How do I change all mousepad's associations to sublime text? I know I could ...
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how can I change file association globally?

gedit is set by default to open about any source file. I've gone through the file properties and changed default application to VIM for C and C++ files. I'd need to do this for any source file I open ...
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Is there any application for editing the file type associations? [duplicate]

Somehow, on my computer at work the default application for JPG files is ... wine ! Wine is not even installed anymore. I can "open with" other applications. But no matter what i've tried "wine" ...
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Why isn't gksu in 13.04? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is a bug or it's their decision? but why isn't it installed by default?
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Can Microsoft Access files be edit in Ubuntu?

I am planning on making a new system of 6 computers for an office and wanted to use Ubuntu as the main OS. Is there a program to either convert or be able to use those files so they can be used on ...
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Baobab: disable graphical respresentation on the right?

in the disk space analyzer Baobab, the graphical representation on the right part occupies very much space. How can I disable it? Thanks.
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Why does xdg-open text_file differ from sudo -u me xdg-open text_file?

If I run the following command, the text file opens in my preferred editor (kate). $ xdg-open /path/to/text/file However, if I try the following, where sparhawk is my username, I get several ...
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Checking version of package without installing

I am undecided about whether to install the default-jdk java development package or the tarball from sun. How do I check the version information in the default-jdk or other package without actually ...
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Is there a program or somehow to get mousekeys on Ubuntu 12.04

Mousekeys is a feature on Windows that allows you to press buttons on your keyboard and your mouse goes to in a certain direction and certain distance. Is there a program or built in feature like ...
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Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice

I'm trying to open .docx files from the Outlook Web App, viewed in Firefox, with LibreOffice. LibreOffice is installed on my computer and the default application for opening .docx files. What's more, ...
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How can I prevent software from becoming default?

I recently installed SMPlayer and it became default without even asking, is there a way to prevent software doing this?
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Double-clicking on .md or .mkd or .markdown files doesn't open them in ReText but in the default text editor

I installed ReText 3.1.3* and all suggested dependencies on Lubuntu 12.10 using apt-get. If I run touch ~/Desktop/abcd.md, and subsequently double-click on abcd.md in PCManFM or on its icon on the ...