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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Chromium opens PDFs with Gimp, rather than the system default

This is a really weird issue: whenever I download and open a PDF in Chromium, it will always open it with Gimp, while my system default PDF viewer is evince (aka Document Viewer). I don't know why ...
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GUI: Switch opening all files with particular extensions with another application

I know I can change Default application to open a file is by right clicking on the file in Nautilus and going to properties. But, previously I used to open a lot of various kinds of files (different ...
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How to configure task-specific default sound card selection?

Every time I log on, my BT600 headset is selected as the default sound card. However, I want it to be selected only for the task I need it for, i.e. communication via Skype & colleagues. Otherwise ...
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Change default “open with” on remote files in Ubuntu nautilus

Whenever I browse a folder in nautilus that is connected via sftp and click on whatever file, it opens with KeePassXC instead of gedit. For local files, I can right click > Properties > Open ...
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How to get the terminal keyboard shortcut to open the configured default terminal? (20.10 with GNOME)

I have configured sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator to alacrity. The x-terminal-emulator command starts alacrity correctly. But the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut opens gnome-terminal. How do ...
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Why ubuntu ignores extension based default app when file is empty?

I've set default application for i.e. .py files. It works if file isn't empty. Empty .py files still opens in text editor. I can change default app for it but that changes default app of any other ...
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The default terminal is successfully changed, but some other problems occurred

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed Terminator through aptitude and configure it as my default x-terminal-emulator via update-alternatives. Now I can correctly open Terminator from the right-click ...
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open in terminal doesn't work after changing default terminal to Konsole

I recently changed my terminal-emulator from gnome-terminal to Konsole(because Konsole has a better support for rtl and has more options). Everything went well, except two things: when i try to use ...
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Ubuntu keeps trying to execute text files in shared NTFS drive, forgets default application

Until recently, I was using Ubuntu Mate 14.04. Last week, I did a fresh install of Mate 20.04. I have a dual boot with Windows, and I use a shared partition between both OS's. The shared partition is ...
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Clicking links: cannot open exit

Sometimes, when I click on links it ends up opening Kate with an error message saying that the contents are too long, instead of opening Firefox as expected. This might have been because I set the ...
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Audio output change to HDMI after every reboot, even though I don't have any HDMI device connected

Problem: After every reboot I have to manually change the output and input devices for audio to 'Speakers - Built-in Audio' and 'Internal Microphone - Built-in Audio'. Every time have to go to setting ...
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Change extensions that are recognized as “executable text files”

For script files with the extension .sh I found it convenient to enable "Ask each time" for what to do with executable text files. Now however it also asks it for other types of files (for ...
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How Can I Get Apps To Use Nautilus Instead Of Dolphin

I have kde-desktop installed on my Gnome based Ubuntu 20.04x system because I use and depend on many of the apps that are only available from the kde package and as a result Dolphin is included in my ...
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Default Applications reset to their default settings after a reboot Ubuntu 20.04

So I have this issue where the Default Applications, reset to the default state upon rebooting the system. Web: Google Chrome changes back to Firefox Mail: Mailspring -> Thunderbird Video: VLC ->...
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Set default application by extension not mimetype

Is it possible to set the default application to open a file by extension rather than mimetype? MuseScore saves its files as .mscz files, which are actually just zip-archives containing the data of ...
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KDE file type settings vs evolution

I am using Evolution on Kubuntu 20.04. Before opening a file (like .pdf or .jpg) it is easy to permanently adjust the tool which is used to open the file type (like nomacs, okular, etc.). However the ...
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Why does the mime.types file list a different mime type than a ``file --mime-type`` query for a .bib file?

My default application for opening text/plain files is TextEditor, while my default Application for text/x-tex files is TexMaker. Annoyingly, however, .bib files are being opened with TextEditor. When ...
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How to open different plain text files (.txt and .tex) with different default applications?

I would like to open .txt files with Text Editor by default but .tex files with Texmaker. However, if I change the default programme for .tex files to Text Editor by editing the properties of the file,...
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Make “Open in Terminal” use Xterm

I've seen this question, and this one, and neither one is addressing my question. I have already used sudo update-alternatives to set Xterm as my default terminal. I much prefer Xterm as a terminal ...
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Open directories default app

When I use any program that tries to open a directory it uses wrong applications; it currently uses non-explorer visual-studio-code and I have no idea why. I tried to setup Nautilus as the main app, ...
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Desktop folders not opening with Nautilus after upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded my Ubuntu yesterday. Unfortunately, I've got a problem while trying to open Desktop folders: they now open with VSCode by default instead of Nautilus. When using Nautilus, the folders open ...
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apt install program without modifying file associations

Certain programs when I install them seem to believe they can open a large number of filetypes. Xournal is was a particularly extreme example in Kubuntu 16.04. In Kubuntu 20.04 imagemagick display ...
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Programmes not opening

I'm having trouble setting up Ubuntu for the first time on a new PC. I've got it installed, but applications seem to stop working at random? The files directory initially opened fine, but then stopped ...
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Change default text editor to Micro. Doesn't appear in the “Open with” category

I want to use the Micro text editor as the default application to open various text files, but when I try to do the usual procedure: Left-click > Properties > Open With... I see that Micro doesn'...
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Text editor default Calendar and cannot be changed in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Gnome Calendar installed on Ubuntu 20.04. When I go to default applications under settings, I can not set Gnome Calendar as the default application. Text editor is the only option that I can ...
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What is the KDE Disk Utility's Name?

I know about gnome-disks, but I'm trying to find the KDE analog package name. Here is a picture of it. It appears as the KDE Partition Manager in the File Menu on KDE.
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default application for tex-files changes when I use a different application

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome). I usually want to open tex-files in TexMaker, so I set this as the default application. Sometimes, however, I prefer to open a certain tex-file with a simple text ...
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What should I type for file manager in G Alternatives?

I changed all possible mimeapps.list files and default.list files and none of these work at all It's very stressful I decided to set G Alternatives What should I type in Groups for setting default ...
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How can I sync 'GNOME To Do' and Google task lists?

Ubuntu 20.04, working with the default to do list app, GNOME To Do. I've deleted lists on Googles app, but yet they remain in GNOME To Do. Any remedy?
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How to set default application based on file extension, not mime type?

I have files with extensions .txt, .sln and .csproj, they all have mime type text/plain. But they should be opened by different programs. .txt - by Vim, .sln and .csproj - by Rider. How can I achieve ...
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How to set the Preferred applications on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, for a given user?

On Ubuntu MATE 18.04, I could add and set preferred applications, for a given user, this way: # Create an application entry cat > ~/.local/share/applications/browser.desktop << EOF [Desktop ...
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Stop chrome changing file associations

I use Google Chrome stable occasionally, using its apt repository, on Ubuntu Eoan (19.10). When it updates, it modifies the file /usr/share/applications/defaults.list to add itself to the defaults for ...
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How to set gnome calendar by default

I have the GNOME calendar installed and it works fine. But there is a problem, it is not the default calendar and I can not select it. In the calendars category, only a text editor is available (...
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Is it possible to change default diff tool for apt (or maybe it is for shell)?

I'm not sure is it apt or shell setting or is it a setting at all but whenever there is a conflict on a configuration file while doing apt upgrade I'm presented with these options: Y or I : install ...
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No files will open from Nautilus

Whenever I double-click a file in Nautilus it does not open. See below screenshots for .pdf and .png files. It does show the icon for document viewer for the .pdf file, but it still displays the ...
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properly opening compressed QGis files (.qgz) by double-click on bionic LTS causes a catch-22 regarding default application for Zip archives

Regularly using QGis on bionic 18.04.4 LTS makes me appreciate the possibility to open a compressed .qgz file by double click. This seems to not be the default after installing QGis. Obviously, one ...
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How can I change the default application for hyperlinks?

When I follow hyperlinks on Ubuntu 19.04, I am directed to the GUI of R. How can I change this so the hyperlink is directed to firefox?
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18.04: Add a script as an option for “Default Mail Handler”

I have a script that I have written that I would like to use whenever I click on a mailto: link. Which means I need to select it as the default Mail handler in my default applications. But how do I ...
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How to add Tutanota Desktop Client as Default Mail App (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

I'm setting up my computer and I have most everything I want set up, but the problem I'm running into is my email is handled by Tutanota, which is proprietary and cannot be added to generic email ...
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Why do some packages in Gnome/Ubuntu not have the same name in the file system than in their path? How to revert it?

I'm taking the example of the so-called "Videos" packages while it is in fact called totem in usr/bin/totem. But there are dozens of others, e.g. "Terminal" which is really called gnome-terminal, etc....
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Ubuntu 18:04: How do I add an application to the list of default applications?

I want to install a default handler for MIDI files (such as those embedded in a Wikipedia page such as this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth_chord). I tried installing two (timidity and Yoshimi). ...
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Default PDF viewer suddenly changed in Firefox & Thunderbird under KDE

I use Ubuntu 18.04 with KDE. My default PDF viewer is Okular and it has worked as intended (when I open PDF, it laucnhes Okular). That has changed recently: If I now open PDF i.e. from Dolphin, ...
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How to populate list of applications with Sublime Editor

When a unknown file type is to be opened, a list of applications is presented and an application is chosen. What are the steps to add Sublime editor to the list in Ubuntu 16.04?
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xubuntu | networkmanager dependencies

I completely removed my NetworkManager with all dependencies (and I have no idea what this includes). But I managed to reinstall my NetworkManager, to edit my interface file, an no have access to the ...
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How to change default application (GUI doesn't work)

I have both wine ms office 2010 and wps (version 11.1.0.8722), I found that I can't change the default application to wps in any "common office files such as .docx .xlsx . pptx" since it always set ms ...
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libreoffice set as default but files still opened using WPS office

I'm on 18.04 and my /usr/share/applications/defaults.list reads: application/csv=libreoffice-calc.desktop ... text/csv=libreoffice-calc.desktop But still when I double-click a csv file, it is opened ...
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How can I configure a domain-specific default browser?

If the url matches .*\.myemployer\.com.* then I want the link to open in chromium. Otherwise I want it to open in brave. Is this possible? If so, how?
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How to find `.desktop` file location for a particular application

EDIT: This is not a duplicate as this question is the reverse of what the other question is asking. Here we know what is the application and we want to find its .desktop file that can be located in ...
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App is changing default application for specific file type

I'm trying to resolve a problem that, whenever I run Franz (https://meetfranz.com/), it changes the default application for .html files to Franz. I believe Franz is built based on electron.js so maybe ...
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at command Option Code

I was reading from this list and it has the at package listed as mandatory, and it wasn't present on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Is this a Wikipedia typo or should I check that the iso file I installed from ...

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