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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Why can't I easily open .py files with IDLE using right click?

I have visited this question and tried everything mentioned with no success: How do I set IDLE as default editor for python scripts Ubuntu 12.04 Python 2.7 IDLE(Using Python-2.7) When I ...
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Open documents, ppt and excel sheets directly into google docs/driver

I do not want to use libreoffice and not able to find lightweight alternative for excel and ppt viewers. So could you please tell me how can trick nautilus to open these files directly into google ...
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How to change default behavior when iPod is plugged in?

Right now when I plug in my iPod, Clementine opens and starts playing, which is annoying because I prefer to manage my iPod using Rhythmbox which has a "sync" feature that Clementine (AFAIK) is ...
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Empathy Notifications ? How open Emphaty from envelope?

Well no, was no similar question. Ok somebody start to chat me, I got envelope. When I click on it Telepathy not Empathy opens, always. Well Empathy looks better and has nicer UI. How to make Empathy ...
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Change MTP default action when connecting to Ubuntu

The first time I've connected my smartphone to Ubuntu, it asked me about the default action each time I'll connect it. Now the default action is to open nautilus. How do I change it to not do ...
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How to open the default GUI text editor in Ubuntu or Lubuntu via a script?

I have a script that uses gedit to open text file in Ubuntu. That script does not work under Lubuntu. What command is required to execute the default text editor? I want to make the script usable ...
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Setting default application in gnome3? [duplicate]

Question: I want to set the default program for .exe files to mono-runtime. Right now, Ubuntu wants to open it with MonoDevelop, which is pointless. So I right-click on the .exe file, and choose ...
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Setting a file types default program to be a Jar file

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have a file with an extension .sbd and I have a jar file (that I've written) that can open these extensions. However, I want to be able to click on the .sbd file and have the ...
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Open file from terminal in specific application

I use xdg-open a lot in the terminal; this opens a file in the default application. However, sometimes I'd like to open a file in a different (non-default) application. Is there a way to achieve this ...
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How does one show all applications when choosing an application to open a file with?

I am trying to open a file of an unknown type (Pokemon Gold.gbc). I double click it and get the message "Could not display '/home/josh/Downloads/Pokemon ROMS/Pokemon Gold.gbc'. The file is of an ...
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Set emacs -nw as default editor

When editing files like sudoers, I want to use emacs instead of nano. So I ran this command sudo update-alternatives --config editor And I selected emacs. The only issue is I like emacs in no ...
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How do I remove ace-of-penguins without removing lubuntu-desktop?

I desperately need to get more disk space and I thought I should remove ace-of-penguins. But when I try to remove it in Synaptic it wants me to mark lubuntu-desktop for removal as well. (This also ...
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How do you set your Default Bittorrent Application?

Additional details are: OS = 12.10 Present Default Torrent Application = qBittorrent Preferred Default Torrent Application = Vuze My main area in of which I'm looking for advise is magnet links. ...
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I want an alternative program for IDM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? I want an alternative program for IDM ( internet download manager ) on ubuntu ?? or how can I setup idm on ubuntu ?? i want A ...