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I tried to set document viewer default application.

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  • What happened when you clicked "Set as default" ? – JonasCz Jun 26 '16 at 19:13
  • Looks good so far. What exactly is your problem? – Byte Commander Jun 26 '16 at 19:13
  • ImageMagick no change when I click set as default – Md Bulbul Hossen Jun 26 '16 at 19:20
  • Suggest : Install evince , and use it for PDF, PostScript, DjVu, TIFF, XPS and DVI . ... ImageMagick has a viewer command : display file.jpg . ImageMagick is for images google.com/… ( can open some pdf ? ) – Knud Larsen Jun 26 '16 at 19:57
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Below is the procedure that helped me in resolving this annoying problem.

By Mina Michael:

You don't need to delete the file and lose all the associations. You could just remove the lines that associate PDF to imagemagick. I just removed the following lines from ~/.config/mimeapps.list, and it worked!

image/pdf=display-im6.desktop

image/pdf=display-im6.q16.desktop;display-im6.desktop;

Regards, Attique

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Say, would you mind adding some attribution here? A link to Mina Michael's work and perhaps his profile too would be great. Thanks! – anonymous2 Jul 10 '17 at 11:56
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Thanks Attique, for posting this solution! It is the first that pointed me to the correct file >>>>> ~/.config/mimeapps.list


I wanted to associate tiff and tif files with the ImageJ application. - I first created an ImageJ.desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ with the following contents:

 Version=1.0

 Name=ImageJ

 Comment=ImageJ Launcher

 Exec=/home/vanmetter/.ImageJ/ImageJ

 Icon=/home/vanmetter/.ImageJ/images/icon.png

 Terminal=false

 Type=Application

 Categories=Utility;Application;

(see other posts for how to create .desktop files)

  • I then added:

    image/tiff=ImageJ.desktop

    image/tif=ImageJ.desktop

    to the [Defaults Applications] section of ~/.config/mimeapps.list. Choose either the [Default Applications] section or the [Added Associations] section as desired.

Now, my tiff and tif files open (double click) with ImageJ as the default program. If I had used the [Added Associations] section, I would right-click on the file and ImageJ would be offered as an alternate application to open tiff and tif files.

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