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 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 ...