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I have Gnome Calendar installed on Ubuntu 20.04. When I go to default applications under settings, I can not set Gnome Calendar as the default application. Text editor is the only option that I can select. Is there any way to make Gnome Calendar the default?

The solution here seems deprecated in Ubuntu 20.04 and no longer applicable How to set gnome calendar by default

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  • The link you provided works, but the gvfs-mime --query text/calendar has been replaced with gio mime text/calendar. – heynnema Jun 13 '20 at 17:16
  • Thanks for the tip. However, when I enter: gedit /home/yourname/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list; the file is blank/empty. Even if I add: text/calendar=org.gnome.Calendar.desktop and save the file, the default application for Calendar does not update/change in Gnome Settings after entering: gio mime text/calendar. Also, just to clarify, yes I swapped out 'yourname' above in favor of the correct login/foldre name. – Angelo M Jun 13 '20 at 21:55
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gedit /home/yourname/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

Abbreviated file:

[Default Applications]
text/calendar=org.gnome.Calendar.desktop

[Added Associations]

Full file:

[Default Applications]
application/x-deb=gdebi.desktop
x-scheme-handler/http=google-chrome.desktop
x-scheme-handler/https=google-chrome.desktop
x-scheme-handler/ftp=firefox.desktop
x-scheme-handler/chrome=firefox.desktop
text/html=google-chrome.desktop
application/x-extension-htm=firefox.desktop
application/x-extension-html=firefox.desktop
application/x-extension-shtml=firefox.desktop
application/xhtml+xml=firefox.desktop
application/x-extension-xhtml=firefox.desktop
application/x-extension-xht=firefox.desktop
x-scheme-handler/mailto=thunderbird.desktop
message/rfc822=thunderbird.desktop
application/x-extension-eml=thunderbird.desktop
application/x-mimearchive=firefox.desktop
application/x-ms-dos-executable=wine.desktop
application/x-shellscript=gedit.desktop
text/xml=firefox.desktop
application/xhtml_xml=google-chrome.desktop
image/webp=google-chrome.desktop
application/xml=firefox.desktop
application/rss+xml=firefox.desktop
application/rdf+xml=firefox.desktop
image/gif=firefox.desktop
image/jpeg=eog.desktop
image/png=eog.desktop
video/webm=firefox.desktop
application/x-xpinstall=firefox.desktop
x-scheme-handler/enpass=Enpass.desktop
x-scheme-handler/about=google-chrome.desktop
x-scheme-handler/unknown=google-chrome.desktop
text/calendar=org.gnome.Calendar.desktop

[Added Associations]
application/x-deb=gdebi.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/https=firefox.desktop;google-chrome.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/ftp=firefox.desktop;google-chrome.desktop;
text/html=firefox.desktop;google-chrome.desktop;
application/x-extension-htm=firefox.desktop;
application/x-extension-html=firefox.desktop;
application/x-extension-shtml=firefox.desktop;
application/x-extension-xhtml=firefox.desktop;
application/x-extension-xht=firefox.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/mailto=thunderbird.desktop;
message/rfc822=thunderbird.desktop;
application/x-extension-eml=thunderbird.desktop;
application/x-mimearchive=firefox.desktop;
application/x-ms-dos-executable=ghex.desktop;wine.desktop;
x-content/image-dcf=rhythmbox.desktop;
application/x-executable=ghex.desktop;
application/x-shellscript=gedit.desktop;
application/pdf=libreoffice-draw.desktop;
text/xml=google-chrome.desktop;firefox.desktop;
application/xhtml_xml=google-chrome.desktop;
image/webp=google-chrome.desktop;
application/xml=firefox.desktop;
application/rss+xml=firefox.desktop;
application/rdf+xml=firefox.desktop;
image/gif=firefox.desktop;
image/jpeg=firefox.desktop;eog.desktop;
image/png=firefox.desktop;eog.desktop;
video/webm=firefox.desktop;
application/x-xpinstall=firefox.desktop;
inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;

gio mime text/calendar

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  • This actually resolved the issue. Thank you for elaborating, I appreciate it! – Angelo M Jun 14 '20 at 0:32
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Alternative.

Edit the desktop file and add a line MimeType=whatever in it.

Run update-desktop-database Or sudo update-desktop-database depending on if the file is in user folders or system folders.

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