I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with Google Chrome 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) installed.

When I click on a file in the download section (chrome://downloads/), Chrome seems not to use my systems default application to open the file. It always picks other applications.

If I click on "show in folder", Chrome opens Audacious.

Also I set JavaWS from JDK 8 as my default to open *.jnlp files but Chrome always uses JavaWS from JDK 6.

Other applications like Firefox use the right applications.

Is there something Chrome specific that I need to change as well, when I do changes at my default Applications?

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    Did you try to reset the auto-opening settings? It's at Settings > Show advanced settings > Clear auto-opening settings. – Panagiotis Tabakis Aug 24 '16 at 13:07
  • I don't see the "Clear auto-opening settings" Button in the settings. Maybe it was removed... – Lars Aug 24 '16 at 13:45
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    I'm running Chromium Version 51.0.2704.79 Ubuntu 16.04 and It is on the Downloads section. Is your system fully updated? sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade – Panagiotis Tabakis Aug 24 '16 at 13:47
  • I'm running 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) – Lars Aug 24 '16 at 13:52
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    It should be a button under location select for Downloads. – Panagiotis Tabakis Aug 24 '16 at 13:57

I found out that Chrome uses xdg-open to open files.

I tried to open a file with xdg-open in the commandline. Which opened the same applications as Chrome did. So I viewed the output of xdg-open and found out, that xdg-open called gvfs-open, which was not installed on my system.

After installing it with sudo apt-get install gvfs-bin xdg-open (and Chrome) uses the right applications to open my files.

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