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2answers
357 views

How to make Abiword default in 11.10?

In earlier releases I could do that by right-clicking on a document file, going to Properties -> Open With and selecting Abiword, but in 11.10 I can't see Abiword as an option. How can I now make it ...
2
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1answer
252 views

How to set Default Web Browser, Mail Client, Video Player & Music Player in the system

I am trying to find the option that sets, for the whole system the default Web Browser, Mail Client, Video Player and Music Player instead of having to do it for each type of file. I knew where the ...
1
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1answer
292 views

Changing default applications to something other than what's in the drop-down lists [closed]

How can I change my default applications in Oneiric to a custom application (not on the list in system info)? I'm not talking about the default applications to open filetypes - I mean the ones that ...
7
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1answer
5k views

How do I set IDLE as the default editor for Python scripts?

I would like to set IDLE as the default editor for python scripts, but when I click on "open with application" and hit the dropdown to show more applications it isn't an option. Here's exactly what ...
2
votes
1answer
838 views

How do I integrate Songbird with the desktop?

I would like to know if I can have a better integration of Songbird into Unity and Gnome. Specifically, can Songbird: be controlled through the panel sound menu, like Banshee in Ubuntu 11.10? show ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How do I set SQLite data browser as the default application for .sqlite3 files?

When I try to open a .sqlite3 file, I get the following error: There is no application installed for SQLite3 database files When trying to select a default application, the SQLite database browser ...
5
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3answers
2k views

How do I get Ubuntu to open folders with Nautilus by default?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I once right-clicked on a folder and told it to open the folder with Movie Player ("Open with other application..."). No harm done there, right? Nope, now Ubuntu ...
10
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3answers
2k views

How do I stop gedit from opening anything?

I use gVim all the time and open all sorts of plain text files, source codes and virtually anything that is readable with gVim. Ubuntu however decides that I should use gedit! I got searching and I ...
4
votes
3answers
935 views

How to customize/remove the home lens of the dash?

Question 1) The dash always open on a home (“shortcuts”) tab (“lens“). I don't have any need for it (browser and e-mail client manually installed, no virtual music player, no photo manager…). Is ...
9
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4answers
8k views

Where can I set the default programs?

Where can I set the default programs/applications on Ubuntu 11.10 in order to set VLC as the default video player (and not manually associate each file format with VLC)? I'm on GNOME Shell.
4
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1answer
1k views

How to assign a Vim as the default program for a file type and run it in maximized terminal?

I want to assign a terminal based program as a default program in Gnome Shell 3.2. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. More specifically, I want my .txt files to open in vim with maximized Gnome Terminal. ...
1
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2answers
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Applications missing in “other applications list” - How to change default application?

I am running Ubuntu 11.10/64 bit with Unity 3D on a Intel® Core™ i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz × 4 computer. I am currently trying to use texstudio as the default application for opening *.tex files, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

How can I open the Applications and Files lenses from command line?

Can someone tell me if there is a application or script that can be called from the terminal screen that will bring up the Find Applications or Find Files window that comes up when you click the More ...
0
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1answer
2k views

“Permission denied” error when changing the default applications

I'm trying to change the default applications in Ubuntu 11.10 and I fail to do so. I go to system info > default applications and I make some changes. If I close and reopen the system info window, ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

Unable to choose default application

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and wanted to set up .z4 files so that they would be opened by gargoyle-free (as an example) although gargoyle-free is not an option in the default application list ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Will Ubuntu 11.10 uses GNOME 3 apps with Unity interface?

Apps as nautilus, system settings, etc...