MIME type is a standard way that computers use to refer to the file-type/format

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File association to unlisted application

While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu. How do I ...
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How to add a MIME type with a project created in Quickly?

I've built an application I want to release however I would like the files to open with the application. I have modified the .desktop file accordingly, however quickly seems to have no option for ...
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gnome-open confused: Could not display “/home/msw/anything”

My trusted friend gnome-open (which I call go for short) has ceased working. It interprets any argument given to it as a directory and will not recognize anything else. I have traced out the somewhat ...
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Files downloaded from my Ubuntu server appear to be treated as text, regardless of their type - How to fix?

I am running Ubuntu server 10.04.1 on an x86 box, and all seems ok, however, I have also installed apache2 and proftpd, and configured them as per documentation. I am having problems when I download ...
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How to change handler of APT: URLs?

In Firefox on a fresh install of 10.10 when visiting apt.ubuntu.com/p/banshee (for example) I get prompted with the following window: However, I was under the impression that apturl was supposed to ...
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How do Nautilus media handlers work?

Nautilus has options for what to do when media devices are added. How does Nautilus know what applications to make available in these drop-down menus? How do applications plug themselves in to ...
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How do I set Gnome's default open behavior for file types?

I'd like to set 10.10 to open MP3 files in Muinshee when I open them from a file manager. I don't really like Totem very much, and opening all of Banshee is a little bit too heavy for just playing a ...
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How to get the mime type of a file from the command line?

I'm trying to get the mime type of a file from the command line as a printed string (eg. application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet). I looked up how to do this and found the xdg-mime command. ...