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There are always specific reasons why applications are removed and new ones are added from the default installation media; these programs are of course still available via the Software Center. 9.10 Pidgin replaced Empathy Empathy is a GNOME Application and better integrates with the whole desktop environment. Before Empathy was developed like crazy Pidgin ...


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"Built-in virus protection" is a simplification of the security features of Ubuntu. Ubuntu requires applications to be run as super-user to cause any damage. It also includes AppArmor to supplement that. There is also the safe and secure repository model which gives you access to thousands of applications through the Software Center which are tested by ...


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An example of a .desktop file to select vim terminal editor for your files in the Open with other application dialog is [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Vim Text Editor (Console) Comment=Edit text files in a console using Vim Exec=vim %u Terminal=true Type=Application Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/vim.svg Categories=Application;Utility;TextEditor; ...


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You don't say how you are clicking on this file, so I will explain a way to do it in Gnome from Nautilus. It should work in other cases, I believe. First, to get Vim (or any app) into the "open with other application" list, you need to create a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications with a line in it like this: Exec=<command> %f. I just made ...


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There's yet another GUI solution, which might come handy for you ;) Try opening the properties (right click -> Properties) of the file type you want to be always played by VLC. Choose the Open with tab and either choose from a list or add one (by choosing from an extended program list or simply typing vlc as the command) EDIT: ... and click on Set as ...


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Rightclick any video file, choose properties. Choose Open With and there you can select VLC and the option set as default (bottom right). -- 13.04 also has this option:


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Go to System Settings/ System info/ Default Applications and set it there. Works in Ubuntu 11.10 Enjoy ;)


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Type the following in a terminal. For Thunderbird: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec thunderbird For Chromium gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec "chromium-browser 'https://www.google.com/calendar'"


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You need to install the actual vi package, which is nvi on Ubuntu. sudo apt-get install nvi You might also need to run the line below if nvi isn't picked up automatically as the default provider for vi. sudo update-alternatives --config vi


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Installing Banshee To install Banshee, do one of the following, click on this button: or if you want to run in Terminal: sudo apt-get install banshee Uninstalling Rhythmnbox This step is optional, however follow if you like. Run in Terminal: sudo apt-get remove rhythmbox Making Banshee your Default Media Player Open the application Details (You ...


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Answer about why Rhythmbox was chosen from the Ubuntu Desktop Mailing list Based upon broader community feedback, it seems the preference is RB. Now, we have to be careful with that, obviously, but we simply use that as a data point. Size of both projects on CD. Alone, not a deciding point, but another data point. Stability in core function. ...


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I do this occasionally, using aptitude. Aptitude is a console ("old-skool") tool that's powerful but a little tricky to get to use. It's like vim or emacs, when Ubuntu Software Center is like Gedit or AbiWord :-) Nevertheless, there's a good way to achieve your goal in aptitude, so if you're willing to give it a try, this might work for you. First install ...


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The answer didn't work on 12.10. Here is what worked in my case: Right click on a text file. Choose "Properties" (not "Open With...") Click on the "Open With" tab. Choose your new text editor. Mark chosen text editor using a button "Set as default". This also works on 12.04 and 13.04.


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Removing exo-utils worked for me perfectly.


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Another method to set nautilus as default using GUI :- Click on the top-left Xubuntu logo, it will display a menu Select Settings ➞ Settings manager The Settings window will open, Click on the Preferred Applications icon. Then click on the Utilities tab and select nautilus from File Manager section That's it. Now nautilus becomes your default File ...


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To set the file associations : Right Click on the file Choose Properties Go to the Open With tab. Choose your file viewer. For eg. acroread. That's it. Click on close. Also see this answer for an alternative method.


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Use Ubuntu Tweak - it has a file association manager and you can choose which programs open which file types. Instructions are on this site http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/new-version-of-ubuntu-tweak-released/ Best way to install is: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak


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You're looking for the this command: sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser x-www-browser /path/to/firefox-beta 100 That adds /path/to/firefox-beta to the x-www-browser alternatives with a priority of 100 (auto-switching to it unless there's something else with a higher priority). You can then use update-alternatives --config as usual. ...


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You didn't mention which idle package you are using, let's assume "Idle". If using "Idle3" then use idle3.desktop below. If using "Idle(using Python-2.7)" then use idle-python2.7.desktop There are 2 things preventing you from finding idle in the context menus - First none of the idle .desktops have a MimeType= line in them, that's why Idle doesn't show ...


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Firefox also has its own application list. Check Preferences->Applications, then find the Debian files. It probably says "Always ask" next to it if you haven't changed anything. If you click on "Always ask" you can select "Use other" and pick the Ubuntu software center or Synaptic or whatever you'd like it to be (though unfortunately you will have to use the ...


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The EASIEST way for you to do this would be to install the program Ubuntu Tweak, this can be downloaded from here: Ubuntu Tweak Download Instructions Once you have it downloaded you simply open it up, change to Admins tab and then under System choose File Type Manager. Once in here select the file category Text and using shift-click and/or control-click ...


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On 11.10 defaults.list is under /etc/gnome/defaults.list Open defaults.list using any text editor. Replace text/plain=gedit.desktop with text/plain=gvim.desktop Save and close. Right click on any text file and you will see like this:- It works for me :)


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My 2 cents. It is possible to get a virus for Ubuntu, but: The way most Linux distributions are built make it very hard for virus/trojans/backdoors to take advantage of vulnerabilities in binary packages. Ubuntu changes every six months (and updates --sometimes anoying-- land at least every week). It makes it very difficult for a virus author to track all ...


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I have had discussions with some people who claim that the Linux population makes it a less favorable target for viruses. There are a number of things about Linux and other Unix based platforms that make them not pleasant environments for viruses. Access to logs and log scanners make it simple to watch for thing indicating a problem. Limited privileges ...


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Forth Approach I could reproduce your problem by deleting this file /usr/share/applications/evince.desktop, so make sure you have this file. Reference. Third Approach xdg-open appears to use the configuration of /etc/mailcap. So edit it to associate pdf with evince. gksu gedit /etc/mailcap Look for the lines that begin with application/pdf; ...


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Save this as ~/.local/share/applications/vim.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Name=Vim Text Editor Comment=Edit text files Exec=vim %F Terminal=true Type=Application Icon=vim Categories=Utility;TextEditor; StartupNotify=true MimeType=text/plain; Then in Nautilus right-click on a text file, choose "Properties" and go to "Open with". If vim isn't shown here click ...


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First thing: /usr/share/applications/defaults.list is a symbolic link to /etc/gnome/defaults.list Second thing: "*.desktop" files contains in it the mime-types that the program supports. So if "miro" application can handle "audio/x-vorbis+ogg" mime-type files, "miro.desktop" should contain this mime-type in it. Then "miro" application will appear as a ...


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Chromium The chromium browser offers this option when you first log in to Google Calendar: If you have accidentally answered with No on this question, you can press the Wrench toolbar button and go to Settings. Click Show advanced settings, find Content settings... (just after Privacy header) and find the Manage handlers button. Click the X next to the ...


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Don't do it Since many important programs are written in python changing default python may crash your system, so set python for individual apps. You can locate python3 at /usr/bin/python3 . If you want python3 by default try Ubuntu 12.10



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