I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am observing. It is hard to describe in words. Every time I click on my custom app in the 'open with' tab of file>properties in nautilus, and click on set as default, it reverts back.
This question has all the particular details of my specific case, but this seems to be a general problem as it is only for some file types . I need to associate all video files to my custom .desktop file. Please help.
I have tried:
- Changing the memetypes.list file.
- Changing defaults.list file
- Installed Thunar and tried setting association from there
All the attempts had the exact same results.
This might have something to do with the bug mentioned here