File extensions such as .Jpg .and .ogg, and issues with association.

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How can I associate .doc files to MS Word 2010 using the same .desktop file as launcher?

I'm trying to associate .doc and .docx files to MS Word 2010 using the same .desktop file as Unity dash and launcher, so I can use the Word icon in launcher. I tried: [Desktop Entry] Name=Microsoft ...
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Change all associations from gedit to another application

I started using Sublime Text 2 a week or so ago and I loved it so much I've spent $60 on it and now want to use it for everything. Gedit currently has ownership of most of the text file associations. ...
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In KDE, how can I make totem the lowest priority program in all associated file types

I just installed the ubuntu-desktop package on Kubuntu to try out unity, but now all my file associations have been stolen from my (painstakingly optimised) defaults (amarok, k3b, dragon player) to (...
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How to open php files on Eclipse PDT Indigo

Since I have downloaded and installed the Eclipse PDT Indigo, I want to make it opens automatically files with .php extension. Before Oneiric's release, simply right clicking on any .php file, ...
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Everything opens dolphin file manager windows [closed]

Every kind of file I open through ubuntu dash or via firefox download window instead of directly open the right application it launches a dolphin window straight to the path of the file and just then ...
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How do I unassociate executables with wine?

I want to un-associate executables to open with wine, for security reasons I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, how can I do this?
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Create a file type association for my Truecrypt volumes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating .desktop files to use on the “Open with other application” tab i have installed truecrypt in windows tc extensions are aasociated with truecrypt my ...
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How do I add an alternative “open with” command for text files in Kubuntu?

On Kubuntu 11.04 I just installed gvim, which magically added an "open with gvim" for a bunch of text files. Great, but I would like to add another one in order to start gvim on the given file and ...
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“The location is not a folder” error when opening files

I'm aware of this other question and i'm making a new one because that solutions there were not enough for my problem. I installed xfce and pcmanfm on top of my vanilla ubuntu 10.10 installation. ...
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Wrong app starts (VLC) instead of Nautilus while opening a directory (Ubuntu One personal Cloud, Documents) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this? Opening a Nautilus bookmark launches VLC / browser I start Ubuntu One ...
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How to associate file extension (not file type) for a particular application?

I use taskcoach to create a list of my tasks. The data I entered was saved, say, in tasks.tsk on my Desktop. Internally, this is an XML file of specific structure. Now whenever I open it, it opens ...
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How to associate all file types within Wine with its corresponding native application?

This is easily done for a single file type, as answered in How to associate a file type within Wine with a native application?, by creating a .reg for the desired filetype. But this is for AVI only. I ...
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Web browser downloads only open target folders - cannot open files

After installing xubuntu packages in order to check xfce, I reverted back to gnome2. During the first login, I noticed that thunar was now selected as the default file manager. Preferred applications ...
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How can I deal with file association in different application(not in Nautilus)?

Maybe i don't understand the system. Upgraded to (reinstalled) Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any way the applications can use something that i set in nautilus, or it's just a wrong idea about the usage? In ...
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JPEG files default to “bless” (Hex Editor), not to “eog” (Image Viewer)

I opened a JPEG file once with the HEX editor bless. Now Nautilus and GNOME in general have associated all JPEG files with bless. How do I get it to go back to eog (Image Viewer)? I've tried enabling ...
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How to associate a file type within Wine with a native application?

For example, I want all avi files to be associated with mplayer in Wine mplayer /home/user/myvideo.avi Edit from Oli: I believe this this actually the inverse of what most people would assume from ...
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Firefox application associations not working

No matter what changes i make to file associations (actions) in the 'Applications' tab in Firefox, they're totally ignored. For example, i set .wmv and .avi files to open with 'smplayer' but when i ...
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Where are file associations stored?

How does Ubuntu or any other Linux systems store file associations? Is there some /etc/asscociations file or something? I know that I can right click on file and change it via "open with", but I'm ...
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VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this?

So I downloaded something with Kget and somehow set all the folders in the Places menu to open in VLC rather than in the default file manager. How do I clear this?
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What is the relationship between MIME types and File .extensions?

I may have the wrong idea here, but I thought that: MIME types are identifying codes, embedded inside a file. File .extensions are idenifying codes, suffixed to the file's name. I thought, from ...