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I have both wine ms office 2010 and wps (version 11.1.0.8722), I found that I can't change the default application to wps in any "common office files such as .docx .xlsx . pptx" since it always set ms office as default despite by right clicking the file and changing "property" or "open with". This issue happened after I installed this newest version of wps, the previous one was fine however it doesn't have pdf reader so I prefer this new one...

Is any way (say terminal) to associated wps with my files?

  • You haven't told us what release of Ubuntu you are using, on my release i searched for "Association" in the menu and "File Associations" appeared. This grouped each type of file with the application that opens with it; have you tried this? I do note it uses MIME type as well as patterns (ie. "Spreadsheet interchange document" (MIME) as well as *.sylk *.sik to be linked with LibreOffice Calc for me; maybe your files are giving wrong MIME info (ie. have you used file to examine what they report as?)) – guiverc Aug 24 '19 at 2:06
  • I use Ubuntu 18.04 and there is no "File Association". To use file command it simply says what type is, no info for with which app is associated with. – Negrito Aug 24 '19 at 2:30
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Try do do this (example for xlsx):

  1. Change the default application to WPS (You did it).
  2. In your home folder press Ctrl-h to show hidden files.
  3. Go to folder .config/ and choose the .mimeapps.list. Open it with your text editor.
  4. In section [Default Applications] find string which looks like application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet=cxmenu-cxoffice-63f91bab-e37a-473f-87ca-5d0ce0d85e95-3ii0rqp-Excel.desktop and delete it. Don't forget to save the .mimeapps.list.
  5. Check your default application in Nautilus. It must be WPS
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  • I forgot to say that I'm using Crossover istead wine, so symbols after application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet can varying, but it should contain mentions about wine and Excel.desktop. – Владислав Светайло Sep 12 '19 at 20:19
  • Hi, thanks for the answer, it got it sorted out. – Negrito Sep 13 '19 at 11:48

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