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

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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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Remove Wine's Notepad from “Open With” options

A few facts: I use Wine. Wine ships its own version of Notepad. For some files, this copy of Notepad has somehow become associated. There is no possibility of me ever actually wanting to open anything ...
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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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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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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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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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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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Associating file types in Ubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to the latest release, saucy-salamander, also known as Ubuntu 13.10. I am facing problems with associating file types to applications. Instead of the traditional ...
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Prevent .zargo files to be opened as compressed files

I installed Argo UML (http://argouml.tigris.org/) on my PC with Ubuntu 14. 04. It's located in /opt/argouml. I've made a symbolic link to /usr/bin/argouml for /opt/argouml/argouml.sh. Also I've ...
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How do I set the default file association in Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus/Files with Unity to something that is not listed in the Open With tab?

There used to be an option for adding unlisted commands, but it seems to be gone. Does anyone know how to do that now?
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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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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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How to open a file with drag to application?

I use GpsPrune to view some gps dumps, unfortunately there is no setting to double-click and open the files in the viewer. In older versions of Ubuntu you could just drag any file to the icon of an ...
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How can I eliminate wine application options from Thunar's context menu?

I have Xfce and in Thunar file association are changing randomly, to wine applications like jpeg and png to Internet Explorer and mp3 to Windows Media Player. I change it back to gpicview and Totem ...
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How to associate file types with Sublime Text 2?

I installed Sublime Text using this tutorial http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ I want to associate Sublime with css, js and php files. I added the ...
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How to change “Open With” with force and fury? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change Open With list (remove somthing or change) This question is obviously NOT a duplicate as actual reading more than one sentence will show. Every [too ...
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How does Ubuntu create “user-defined” file associations?

I'm afraid my question's gonna look like a rant, but I'm really curious how such terrible setting have got created. According to this answer, any customizations that you make are stored in your home ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wine program files association

this question has been asked in a general way before, but this is my first week with Ubuntu and I can't understand all the instructions here: How to associate a file with a program installed in wine ...