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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 ...


Just simply run select-editor, this will let you choose any editor you want.


Try your ssh session followed by export EDITOR=vim or possibly export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vim.basic The format of setting of the EDITOR variable depends on which shell you are using. In Ubuntu you can set the EDITOR environment variable on logon by adding the above to the ~/.profile Your SSH session will read a similar file (if it exists) on the remote ...


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 was replaced by Empathy Empathy is a GNOME Application and better integrates with the whole desktop environment. Before Empathy was developed like crazy ...


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


"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 ...


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:


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 ...


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; ...


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.


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.


Type the following in a terminal. For Thunderbird: gsettings set exec thunderbird For Chromium gsettings set exec "chromium-browser ''"


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


You need a desktop file, and a wrapper script: The desktop file Create a desktop file nano ~/.local/share/applications/jpeg-wrapper.desktop Add the configuration below (change the property for Name) [Desktop Entry] Name=Special or Standard Comment=Open a JPEG depending of the path Exec=/home/user/bin/jpeg-wrapper %f Icon= Terminal=false Type=...


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 ...


Seems like the answer here is actually the easiest, specifically going to a file's properties, going to the "open with" tab, and then setting as default for that file type. Here's the picture:


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 ...


Use Ubuntu Tweak - it has a file association manager and you can choose which programs open which file types. Instructions are on this site Best way to install is: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak


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. ...


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 ...


Removing exo-utils worked for me perfectly.


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 ...


You can set it by going to edit > Settings, and then going to the Filetype Associations section and adding the filetypes and the editor you want. Here's a bit more detailed set of instructions.


Try this. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below: sudo update-alternatives --config editor When it comes up choose your editor. See image below.


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 ...


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. ...


Run in a terminal: sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser The output should look like this: There are 3 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser). Selection Path Priority Status ------------------------------------------------------------ * 0 /usr/bin/epiphany-browser ...


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 ...


If you're really desperate, just manually edit the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. format: application/TYPE=LAUNCHER.desktop Just add this under the [Default Applications] section if you want it to be default, or under [Added Associations] if it shouldn't be default.


Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04 Click on the gear icon in the top right corner then select the option About this computer. From that set Vlc media player as default application for opening videos.

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