While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with Kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see Kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu.
How do I fix this?
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In GNOME3 when apps that show on the right click Open With Other Application context menu but not on the right click Properties menu do so because the
Exec= line in the apps
.desktop doesn't end with a %letter
That's the case with Kile. The 2 most likely letters would be f or U, I'd try U first.
gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/kde4/kile.desktop
Make the Exec= line look like this
Should then show (do a log out/in if needed)
Copied from my answer here.
An alternate method, (to set as default), on a per user basis would be to edit
[Default Applications] section you'd look for this line for plain text,
text/plain= and this line for LaTex files,
You'd edit either or both to set Kile as default as such