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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Aug 16 13:55:46 CEST 2008

On sam, 2008-08-16 at 15:31 +0400, Nikolay Borisov wrote:
> 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.

So you may have permissions problems?
> Maybe, the problem is that /usr/share/applications is not writable by
> non-root?

As you said earlier, local modifications are stored
in .local/share/applications, not in /usr/share/applications. Maybe try
to look in .local/share/applications and see if you have correct

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