Until recently, I was using Ubuntu Mate 14.04. Last week, I did a fresh install of Mate 20.04. I have a dual boot with Windows, and I use a shared partition between both OS's. The shared partition is NTFS. I'm experiencing a couple of dumb, yet extremely annoying issues that I didn't have with 14.
Whenever I try to open a txt file from the shared drive, I get the prompt asking me if I want to execute it, because it's being recognized as an executable. From looking online, it seems to be related to the fact that it's NTFS. Apparently, if you can mount it without execution permissions, this stops happening. However, the only solution I've been able to find is to have it mounted during bootup and to set permissions with fstab. I don't want the partition mounted by default. However, this issue would be tolerable if it weren't because...
The file manager keeps forgetting that I want to open txt files with Pluma. I've tried repeatedly using "Open With Other Application" and checking "Remember this application for plain text document files". It doesn't work. It works perfectly everywhere in my Ubuntu Filesystem, but not in my shared drive. I need help with this bc I use txt files A LOT. My top priority is to just be able to open text files after a right-click if necessary, just not having to go through the whole list of programs. I'll happily do that and ignore the executable prompt if I have to.
I believe in 14.04 instead of having that "Open With Other Application" button, there was an "Open With" menu that made it quicker and easier to just find Pluma there. If I can get that back, that'll be enough.