change default actions in thunar

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu Jul 31 16:24:33 CEST 2008

Roger Durañona wrote:
> I have a problem with thunar when I try to open files. Most videos cant 
> be played, because mplayer can find them, but if I create an association 
> by myself, it works. Also, thunar tries to use mplayer for audio files 
> too and I would like to use audacious.
> After a long search I havent been able to find the place where the 
> associations are stored. Is this possible?

This is a bug in the mplayer.desktop file, which uses %U instead of %F,
indicating that the mplayer binary expects URIs instead of paths, but
mplayer itself is unable to handle URIs. Edit that file and change %U in
the Exec line to %F and you're done.


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