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Questions tagged [default-programs]

For questions concerning the default programs Ubuntu uses to open different file types or handle certain tasks, particularly how to configure them.

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How to open Evince hyperlinks in default browser?

Running Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Shell, when clicking on a hyperlink in Evince it opens in Firefox, instead of Chromium which I have set as my default browser. I have set the default browser through ...
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When does /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache get updated and can I protect it?

I find it really irritating that some applications (e.g. pdfshuffler and calibre) end up a higher priority in /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache than my desired application for PDFs (okular). I ...
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How do I set program to open in command line by default? [closed]

I have an application that when open, runs in the background, and only when oppened in the command line by navigating to the folder and using ./nameofapp, it opens in the terminal and I can operate it ...
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Gedit as the default editor in crontab

How do I make gedit the default editor for crontab? So far I've tried: sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gnome-text-editor gnome-text-editor /usr/bin/gedit 100 and sudo update-...
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Where is a detailed GUI for file associations?

I am using Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04. I just fixed an irritating feature whereby Firefox would open PDFs with PDFShuffler instead of Okular (which Dolphin launches). I fixed it by editing /usr/share/...
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Open PDF file with Krusader on Ubunti 18.04

I am trying to to open PDF files with Krusader but it does not do anything when I click on a pdf file (or hit Enter). I set the system default application for pdf files so when I open the Ubuntu's ...
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Set Voltra as the default Music App

I use Voltra Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04, and I really like it. However, I don't think it has been set as a music app - I am unable to select it as my default Music app. Here is a screenshot: default ...
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Set priorities for file-open applications

Most of the time I open .sla scribus files ("application/vnd.scribus" mimetype) with Scribus application, but sometimes I have to edit them with Geany (.SLA files are a kind of flat XML files). I do ...
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Thunar: set different default applications for *.rkt files and *.txt files

The problem: whenever I set a default program for opening *.rkt files, it also becomes the default program for opening *.txt files. Whenever I set a default program for opening *.txt files, it also ...
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Associating a command with a file type [duplicate]

I know that there's associating applications with file types, like Text Editor for .txt files, but how do I associate a command with files like .jar files? I have Oracle's Java Runtime Environment ...
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How to hide Kubuntu apps from the Ubuntu desktop environment and the opposite?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and when I heard about KDE plasma 5.13 I decided to try it, and be able to use both DEs. However, I found my Ubuntu dock cluttered with KDE apps like Dolphin and Okular... ...
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Can not Change Default File Manager of Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I installed Nemo using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo3 sudo apt update sudo apt install nemo Then I went to Preferred Application -> System -> File Manager -> Files NOTE: ...
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Media shortcuts no longer work after installing a different version of Spotify and I can't find its .desktop file

After discovering my installed version (1.0.77.338.g758ebd78) crashes immediately when I open a podcast, installed from spotify's repository, I removed it from my repositories using sudo software-...
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Select Default Terminal for Files>Open in Terminal

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver and have changed the default Terminal program which seems to have worked for all other instances where i need to open a Terminal however when selecting Files>Open ...
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How to change default application in Ubuntu in command line? [duplicate]

I want to change videos to VLC. I have already installed VLC using sudo apt-get install vlc. I want to get a CLI solution because I am making a script that changes the configuration of a newly ...
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Setting Ubuntu to open Tuxguitar files by default

I can't setup Tuxguitar on Ubuntu to open guitarpro or tuxguitar files by clicking on the file directly. I have tried setting default program settings but there is no option for setting Tuxguitar. ...
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Can't set ipe as default application for .ipe files

The vector graphics editor ipe stores .ipe files. When installing the package ipe from Ubuntu's repos, ipe (afaik) can't be launched from the dash and its files aren't by default opened in ipe. I ...
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Change Default Applications from Script [duplicate]

How can I change the default applications from the command line (specifically from a script) in Ubuntu 18.04? The link below describes setting the default applications from the GUI, and also by ...
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How to change the default application to open xml file in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)?

I follow this and this to change the default application. But it does not work. I try to change to Text Editor as default application to open xml file but it does not change. By default it is firefox....
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TeXmaker as default application to open tex files

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. I would like to have TeXmaker as the default application to open tex files. Right now, if I double-click a -tex file, gedit will open it instead. If I do right click on ...
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Change default applications in Lubuntu using configuration file

In Lubuntu I can change the default applications using Default applications for LXSession. It saves the default applications in the configuraion file /home/USER/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf. ...
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16.04: Why is “Cheese” installed by default? [closed]

Cheese can activate your webcam automatically. So far, it appears it can only store locally. WireShark does not show comms. But the QUESTION IS; Why is Cheese a default program installation>?
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What is the difference between different ways to set the default application in Ubuntu?

Let's say I want to change the default GUI and CLI text editor application for all possible 'text' file types. What's the difference between update-alternatives way and /usr/share/applications/...
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Default application for opening binary files WITHOUT extension

I want to set Sublime Text Editor as the default app for opening binary files without extension (e.g. log files that are stored without extension). Right-clicking on the file and going to properties ...
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Default Java not detected by Maven as installed

I have an Ubuntu installation with Oracle JDK 1.8.0_141 that was installed using this guide. tar file was extracted to /opt/jdk and below commands used to set java as default. update-alternatives --...
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Cannot set default browser to Seamonkey [duplicate]

I have set Seamonkey as default browser within Seamonkey and under preferred applications. Yet apps that have a help section always use Firefox to go to their help website. Any way to stop that? $ ...
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Default Browser for certain application

I use google chrome browser for private stuff, but on the same machine I have my work toolset. For work things I use Firefox, and I would be really happy If I could assign it as default for HipChat (...
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Apps/Programs not responding

Specs: Host: Windows 10 Guest: Ubuntu 17.10 artful Ubuntu: Installed from lubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-amd64.iso VBox: Version 5.2.6 r120293 (Qt5.6.2) Extension Pack: GuestAdditions 5.2.6-120293 This was ...
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Tried to set a default text editor by modifying /usr/share/applications/defaults.list but it stopped working recently

I tried setting VSCode as my default text editor (previously it was Sublime Text 3). I followed the top answer on this post: How do I make Sublime Text 3 the default text editor except changed the ...
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Can I meddle with xdg-setting to open a popup asking me with which browser to open a link I just clicked?

I work on multiple browsers simultaneously. I wish that every time I open a link from outside a browser( let's say from a pfd) a window or a terminal pops up to ask me which browser to use. Is there ...
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How to Find All Defaultly Installed Packages on Ubuntu 16.04.3 [duplicate]

Is there any way I can find all the default installed packages for a given Ubuntu version, like Xubuntu 16.04.3 x86? I'm not talking about the list of the packages currently installed on the system ...
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In Kubuntu, how can I change the default editor for all plaintext file types from Kate to Sublime Text?

I know I can change the associated application for individual file types in the System Settings, but doing this for each and every file type is too much work. Where are these associations stored? The ...
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Not able to set Sublime Text as the default app

I want to set sublime text as my default app to open files like .cpp and .java, however any of my application lists in "Select Application" do not show sublime text. I tried the method in this link ...
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How do I change the name of the “files” application in Ubuntu unity or gnome

I'm working on making my Ubuntu machine look like a macOS machine and I would like to change the name of the "Files" executable to "Finder". Is there any way to do this?
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Set default application for text files via SFTP

When I double-click a plain text file with no file extension on my local hard drive, it is opened in Emacs as I probably once chose Emacs as the default application to open this kind of file in the ...
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what are the different default application in different ubutnu flavours? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu with Unity. In Ubuntu with Unity, there is Nautilus file manager, Gedit text editor, and others. In Ubuntu MATE, there is the file manager Caja, Pluma a text ...
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Select another audio track

How can I set another audio track in a movie (for default ubuntu video player)? Usually, I can do this by: View --> Languages --> Name of audio track. But when audio track is not inside video file, ...
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List of file types and default Ubuntu applications to open with

I'm writing a humble file manager and am seeking a list of different file types and what default applications Ubuntu uses to open them with. So far I've only figured out "text" open with gedit, "...
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Opening racket source files in DrRacket by default?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. When i open a rkt file, it opens in gedit by default. I tried changing it in properties (the default open with) but it opens other plain text documents (like txt file) in ...
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Set default application using command line

How can I do right click > File > Properties > Open with > Set as default in the terminal? I created a java app and an installation script for it. I would like to run my app by double click. So I ...
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Can't set geary email client as default email client

I've had some problem with my previous Ubuntu 16.04 so I decided to make a fresh install.. however now I have a problem with Geary Email - I can't set it as a default email client. The only option ...
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Can I export the default programs to use for different file types?

I have changed a lot of defaults which programs should be used for which files, e.g. instead of using LibreOffice for CSV I use Sublime Text. Is it possible to export those? My System: Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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(16.04) How to “detach” programs from terminal? [duplicate]

I'm not sure what how or why this happens but sometimes when I open programs through terminal the terminal continues to attach itself to the program. I can understand this for things like "sudo ...
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Two of the same application in “open with” option

When I right click a file -> click "Properties" -> click "Open with", there are two or even more options of the same application! As you can see, there are two "gedit"'s, three "Files", and so on. Is ...
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How to reset default file opening? (ubuntu tweak failed)

For some reason my install decided to open all text files with a hex editor (okteta) instead of gedit. When I go into the properties window for the file type, remove okteta and click apply, okteta ...
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Why does Ubuntu not ship with a way to fill in PDF forms?

Why does Ubuntu not ship with a way to fill in PDF forms? I am not asking how to fill the forms. I am asking why there is not a way to do this in the default installation. It's basically the only ...
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What is the standard text editor in GNOME?

What is the standard text editor for GNOME in Ubuntu? (I tried searching for it on Google, but did not find the answer.)
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Python 2 Ubuntu default, pip, and virtualenv

https://packaging.python.org/installing/#install-pip-setuptools-and-wheel “If you have Python 2 >=2.7.9 or Python 3 >=3.4 installed from python.org, you will already have pip and setuptools, “ Maybe,...
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upgrading/installing programs

I am having some difficulty getting python 3.5.2 to work. I have followed the method in the readme file but it does not seem to allow me access. I can only access the default 2.7 version on Ubuntu 16....
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Select which terminal emulator is opened on shortcut

After inadvertently messing up my system, I find that pressing super and opening the terminal app, opens a different window from the one opened when pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. The former looks like this: ...