Xdg-open is part of the xdg-utils package. When invoked from the command-line it can open any file in the default application or an url in the default browser.

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Launch Webapps in custom browser

I'm using Google Chrome as default web-browser because i need Flash ang i've installed Firefox back to use with Webapps, because Chromium, that i tried to use before, launched through script, taking ...
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xdg-open doesn't work in emacs (org mode)

In emacs (emacs24/xfce/saucy), when I click a link to a local file or export-&-open a pdf or html file, xdg-open is called with the target file. On my laptop system (emacs24/xfce/saucy), it uses ...
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Is there a way to open a page in the browser in the background, UNFOCUSED, from the command line?

For those familiar with OSX, the behavior I'm looking for is open -g http://google.com, which will open a google webpage in the default browser in the background, without switching focus to it at all. ...
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Why does Synapse use Nautilus for all file types instead of the default application?

No matter which file I find via Synapse, it just gets opened in Nautilus. May that be because I recently put Nautilus as my default file manager? Can I change that behavior to the normal action, ...
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Is it possible to have Ubuntu ask for what application I want to open when xdg-open is exectuted for certain file/URL?

With BitTorrent magnet links, sometimes I want to use Deluge to open a particular link (to download it), and sometimes I want to use peerflix to open it, so I can stream the torrent (if it's a video). ...
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How to fix inode/mount-point mime type in xdg?

I want to associate Thunar with folders after uninstalling other file managers and upgrading to 13.10. However current state confuses me and I am not sure what shoud I fix first (if anything). $ ...
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(Solved) Custom desktop file execution fails without any errors

I have made a custom .desktop file for a bittorrent client named Vuze. I have verified that the 'Exec' entry in the file is working, as given here Running a .desktop file in the terminal The shortcut ...