Questions tagged [file-association]

File extensions such as .Jpg .and .ogg, and issues with association.

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Which configuration file should I edit to configure file type association?

I am using ubuntu 18.04. I am trying to change PHP file association with sublime text and it is currently associated with foxit reader. I tried to change it by using "open with" menu option.But it ...
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kubuntu can't change file associations

For some mysterious reason, since recently png files are opened with gimp and not with gwenview. When I try to change that in System Settings / Applications / File Associations, the changes are not ...
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How do I open a specific version of a OneDrive file?

In our office we use OneDrive. So there is a possibility to open a specific version of a file by: Click on the three dots -> Then "Version History" Click on "Open File" After that the following ...
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How to change the application when opening a folder on the desktop

I want to change the default file explorer from nautilus to Thunar. I searched hours around the web and followed all the advices but nothing did work. What my expected result is: When double-clicking ...
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First time in Ubuntu. Associating filetype to a windows program installed with wine

I want to associate the .xsc file with the Transcribe program installed with Wine. I go to an .xsc file, propierties, open with. Here I can't choose my program (another wine programes appears there, ...
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How to associate a filetype with a Windows program installed in Wine

I have a doubt. I don't know how to associate a filetype with a Windows program installed in Wine. I am trying for a few hours... Nothing works to me. I'm running Ubuntu since one week ago. I am a ...
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How to set Matlab as default app to open .m file

I have the matlab file (.m), the matlab app is also in the desktop entry (I mean that I can search in on the desktop by pressing start menu and type "matlab"), however, for default app I can't find ...
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How to change all file associations (MIME-types) of one particular application in KDE?

I have installed a closed source office suite called Freeoffice. Generally, I use Libreoffice for all my work and need Freeoffice only as a backup to check if there are any inconsistencies in ...
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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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How can I associate a custom file type with a custom executable?

I have a custom file type, made a custom MIME type for it, associated an icon with it. Now I want to open it with my custom executable. If I click OpenI get a dialogue Could not display ... There is ...
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How to associate a file extension to a non-GUI app in Ubuntu 18 Nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 18, and all the information I've found on web searches is outdated. I have files with a .p4r extension that I want to associate to a non-GUI application. These files are actually ....
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Make a snap install as the default app for a file type? (Eg. Sublime from Ubuntu Software)

So I've installed Sublime Text from "Ubuntu Software", and I can't open text files with it by default. Right click offers "Open with Other Application" and I can choose Sublime from there, but I have ...
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Files associations (MIME) in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to figure out how files associations work in Ubuntu 18.04. I looked around the web (quite a lot actually) and found these files: [A] /etc/gnome/defaults.list [B] /usr/share/applications/...
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FileZilla 3.38.1 file associations on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I am trying to set up file associations in FileZilla 3.38.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. If I double-click on eg. test.php in Files it will open in gedit. So in FileZilla > edit > settings > ...
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How do I (persistently) change default file/program associations in Ubuntu 18.04+?

I am not shown the "Open with ..." tab in Files or the "Set as default ..." button anymore. This seems to be gone due to a UI change and there is an issue registered at Launchpad. I know that tools ...
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Meld: associate file extension with language syntax highlighting

I use meld for graphical diff comparisons. I would like to associate .tpp as a C++ source file for syntax highlighting purposes. How do I do this?
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Gnome desktop entry not working?

when I select two video files and open them through the Files manager, it opens two vlc instances, even though I have /usr/bin/vlc --started-from-file %U in /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop (see ...
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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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How to reset default application for opening a text file

I know this question has been asked before, but the answers did not work for me. I have Ubuntu 18.04. When I try to open a .txt file it attempts to use 'Run'. I can choose Open With Text Editor and ...
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Steam using wrong file association for inode/directory (kid3)

Kubuntu 16.04, latest Steam. kid3 is not a preferred application in both /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list and ~/.config/mimeapps.list and ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list is a symlink to ...
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Can't open desktop folders in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a quite fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04, When I create a directory on Desktop, I can't open it by double clicking on it. I have to right click → Open with other application → Files and then ...
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File associate by MIME subtype / extension

I'm writing files in markdown format using the markdown editor Remarkable and I name these files with the extension *.md. I'd like to associate the these files with Remarkable but if I do so the ...
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How to make a file type (.blend) association when it does not appear in Properties > Open With? (16.04 LTS) [duplicate]

The file type association for .blend files broke after I removed the synaptic version of blender and installed the official blender site version. I also tried the Thomas Schiex PPA. The association is ...
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How to open .cpp file with notepadqq application?

Currently I am using default text editor (gedit) to write C++ programs. Now I wanted to use notepadqq application rather than gedit. I have installed notepadqq. The problem I am facing, create a ...
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Krusader: how to open .xpi file like .zip?

In Krusader, I can enter a .zip (or .tar etc.) file as if it were a directory, and view/copy/etc. the files in the archive. How can I tell Krusader to do the same for .xpi files (which are really ...
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KDE: URLs are opened by Kate instead of the browser [duplicate]

Kate is registered as default application for *.html-files. This has the unwanted effect that html files as well as http-URLs are opened in Kate instead of Firefox. The strange thing now is that when ...
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reset default application to open with a file ( .crt)

using Ubuntu 14.04 I have 1 files .crt extension. when I click to open , it open with view file application which displays the certificate information and other details which is fine. Now I have ...
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Change file associations (not default applications) in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have a shell script that for some reason Ubuntu Mate decided is an audio file. I know how to set the default application to open files of that type, and I have it set to my editor. However, I would ...
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open a file with alternative programs using enter and cmd / super / alt based shortcuts

I have the following need that can be generalized to (I think) several users. 60% of the time I open a certain file type (e.g., .pdf) with the default application (say evince), 35% with an other one (...
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Default file manager [duplicate]

Recently I changed my default file manager to Krusader and it seems that my computer crashes constantly; How does I change it back to Nautilus?
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Automatically open iPod with GTKpod instead of Caja in MATE

I have an iPod 2g. It automatically opens Caja. But I want to open it with GTKpod. GTKpod also doesn't open my iPod however I don't know if that is related to the problem. And yes I know that alot of ...
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How do I associate native applications with file types in WINE

The title says it all. I want to associate native applications with file types in WINE.
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Cannot change default music player 16.04

I don't know if this is a bug, but I cannot change the default music player in 16.04 LTS. In System Settings / Details / Preferred Applications, Rhythmbox is set as default, but when I double click ...
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How to properly save gedit java_home file

Every tutorial I've read about setting java_home environment variable via gedit just says "save and exit" save to where? Can I save this particular gedit file as such /home/nexogen/developer/...
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Opening text files with emacsclient by default

I want to open all text files with emacsclient. On 10.04 it used to mostly work, but on 16.04 it's completely broken: emacsclient exists and works fine it's missing from the "open with" menu the "add"...
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xls/xlsx extentions not associated properly (considered as archives)

For some reason, xls/xslx files are associated with file-roller app (for archives) and cannot be associated separately with WPS. As I understand, these extentions are same MIME types with different ...
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How to associate all extensions with their respective programs by XFE file manager?

Trying to open any file in the XFE file manager, I have to associate the program to its file format, such as PDF format have to inform the evince program, as shown below. I wonder if there is a ...
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Programatically modify file associations using standard interface

I know that there are some files /etc/gnome/defaults.list that store mime associations and are in format that should make editing them possible. But I am looking for a way that will handle at least ...
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How to set document viewer default application?

I tried to set document viewer default application.
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Firefox opens downloaded PDFs in File Roller [duplicate]

When I download a PDF and try to open it from the Downloads window, it will attempt to open it in File Roller, which will complain that about PDF not being a supported archive type; I'd like to open ...
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Can’t add Mediainfo to Open With list (using Nemo or mimeopen)

[While researching this problem I have found a work-around, but I’m still curious to see if anyone can explain why this is happening.] In the past I’m certain I’d added mediainfo-gui to the Open With ...
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How disassociate VLC from video/audio files

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and I have VLC & mplayer and audious. I want to keep VLC but use mplayer & audious as default players. While I change default player for video & audio player from ...
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Kate forces itself to be the default application for HTML

In the last few days, Kate took over opening HTML links and files. I want to get it back to Firefox, so I opened System Settings, went into Applications -> File Associations, found the text/html ...
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how to associate .pde with processing

On Ubuntu 14.04 in order to click on a PDE file and associate processing. Clicking launches gedit, the default for text files. right clicking on the icon shows the different programs that could be ...
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(SVG) File Association in Nautilus

After I upgrade the Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10, nautilus is not associating .svg files with inkscape anymore (its mimetype is image/svg+xml). The Open With list does not have inkscape there. The same ...
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Change or reset default download application in Firefox

Every time I download a file in Firefox with an unknown extension, Firefox offers to open it with Password Gorilla (default). Firefox does show the proper application for known file types, e.g. pdf. ...
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Unable to restore Envince as default pdf viewer

I don't know why, but somehow "ImageMagick" gained the status of being my default PDF viewing application (I didn't set it manually, maybe it came with the installation of iscan or plex). Now, when I ...
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Problem setting VIM as standard text editor

I want to set vim (not gvim, not vi) as standard text editor. In the net there are the following suggestions to associate programs with file types. use sudo update-alternatives --config editor link ...
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JOSM file associations

If I download JOSM from the Ubuntu repo, I get a somewhat outdated version, but sound files attached to a GPX track will open directly in Totem, the associated application. If, however, I download ...
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Associate file type with icon fails [duplicate]

I am trying to create file associations that will show my icon on file types. I created the file myapp-xxx.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-info xmlns="http://www....