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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to change Gnome Shell calendar default application?

In Gnome shell calendar menu, when I click on "Open Calendar" it tries to open Evolution - even if it's not installed - Is it possible to change the default calendar? P.S. Gnome shell Calendar ...
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“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, ...
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Making Google Calendar and Gmail the “Default Applications” for calendar and mail

I wish to integrate the Gmail and Google Calendar web interfaces with Unity. This means several things. In System Info > Default Applications set firefox 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox' ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the default browser that konsole opens URLs with?

I have google-chrome set as my default web browser in Ubuntu and gnome applications. However, when using konsole, all links open in konqueror, and not google-chrome! I've tried setting the default ...
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How to change the default program for pdf (only for current user)

On Ubuntu 10.10 I would like to change my default pdf viewer to acroread. I do not have sudo privilidges, so I want to make this change for my own user only. Acroread is already installed.
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How to stop Thunar being default file browser

On a relatively new 11.04 installation Thunar has become the default file browser simply by using it! Whilst I can open Nautilus easily enough, I'd rather it remained as the default, especially when ...
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Did Ubuntu move from installing an MTA by default to not installing an MTA by default?

I recently set up a new computer with Ubuntu 11.04 amd64, set up as a desktop. I hadn't got around to setting up an email client to read system mail, and I was curious what unread mail might have ...
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How do I set a “custom” browser as default in Preferred Applications

I'm trying to set up Conkeror as my default browser. However, in the Preferred Applications menu, this is not an option, nor do I see a method of inputting a custom setting/command. Does anyone know ...
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Where is the difference between using `pdfimages` from poppler-utils and using the one provided by xpdf-utils for image extraction?

I need to extract a bunch of images from a PDF file. pdfimages should do the job. When trying to install, I got two alternatives poppler-utils and xpdf-utils so i wonder, whicht to choose. Where are ...
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What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”?

At ubuntu.com there is this "only in ubuntu" that says "Built in virus protection": What is the Ubuntu built it protection? What is the program in charge of this and how does it work?
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Change default 'Open with' for document folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change default “open with” for Documents directory Sorry I meant my Documents Folder opens with VLC and not VCR as I said in my previous question.
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Change default “open with” for Documents directory

My Documents directory is automatically open with vlc. How can I change this so that I can see my .doc files in Ubuntu 11.04?
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How do I change the Sound Menu's default music player?

I'm running Maverick at the moment and the default music player is Rhythmbox. It interfaces with the panel through the sound menu, so you can see it playing like this: I know that, in Natty, ...
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Using gnome-open to open pdf files

I configured evince to be my default application to open pdf files (using Open with... and clicking on always opening pdf files with this application), but when I type gnome-open foo.pdf instead of ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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Will Ubuntu 11.10 uses GNOME 3 apps with Unity interface?

Apps as nautilus, system settings, etc...
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How do I make vim the default graphical text editor?

While trying to make vim default instead of gedit, I found this could be done two ways: Use defaults.list and make text/plain (and others) point to vim.desktop (what is the format for creating ...
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Why do the default Applications in Ubuntu always change?

In version 9.10 they replaced Pidgin with Empathy In version 10.10 F-spot was replaced with Shotwell In the next version Gnome will be replaced with Unity Rhythmbox will be replaced by Banshee ...
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How to default to newest version of Python? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make the terminal run python 3.1? I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and just installed Python 3.1 but entering python on my Gnome Terminal gets me Python 2.6 . How to fix ...
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How to set GMail as default Mail Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution? Is it possible to set the Default Mail Application to be GMail within Firefox? Currently, every ...
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what is the nm-applet and why does it take so much memory?

I was wondering why my memory useage was so high, what is this thing that take a whopping 1.2GB of memory. Please and thank you.
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Is Apache server part of default installation?

I have a running apache2 server on my computer. As I do not use it as a server, can I remove it safely (to save RAM, boot-up time, etc.) or is it still useful (like part of Ubuntu default ...
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Any way to get a fresh ubuntu desktop without re-installing?

I don't want to wipe my hard drive. I just want to get rid of all the extra software I've installed over time, and return to a prisitine, default system.
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How can I change the default program for viewing pictures and photos?

or any other program while i'm at it, ubuntu built-in utilities are nice but there are better.
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How to make Quanta plus editor as a default editor?

When I click on any file eg php file it open by default in gedit I want that it will open by default in quanta plus
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How do I change the default text editor?

How can I change my default text editor from gedit to Emacs?
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Change web browser shown in the Ubuntu Desktop application launcher?

I'd like to change the web browser shown on the application launcher, from Firefox to Chrome. This setting obviously differs from the default web browser known to the system because I already set ...