[Thunar-dev] Cannot change file default action in Thunar

Nikolay Borisov neiro21 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 13:31:27 CEST 2008

Yves-Alexis Perez (corsac at debian.org) wrote on Fri, 15 Aug 2008
19:15:33 +0200:
>On ven, 2008-08-15 at 21:09 +0400, Nikolay Borisov wrote:
>> Example: I have just installed a new image viewer and now I want to
>> view all images of any type with it. I select XXX image file and open
>> its properties. IMPORTANT: in Properties window there is "No
>> application selected" in "Open with" list. I select "Other
>> application..." in "Open with" list, select desired app and press OK
>> - "Open with" list does not change :(
>> I can also use "Open with other application" from file context menu.
>> Surely it is opened, but my choice is not remembered.
>You sure have a problem. Can you try with another user and test?

I have found a strange solution - when selecting application in "Open
with" dialog, one should select desired app and then select to use
custom command. So the command field will contain desired app run
command. BTW after that in ~/.local/share/applications files named like
"xxx-usercreated-nnn.desktop" are created.
I have also found that when thunar is started as root, all works fine.

Maybe, the problem is that /usr/share/applications is not writable by

Best regards,
		Nikolay Borisov
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