setting default applications
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 11 19:33:06 CET 2010
Am Samstag, den 11.12.2010, 16:59 +0000 schrieb NW:
> I have just installed truecrypt on my laptop (Mint v 9) and tested it.
> (I have used it before.) I found that, although I could mount the
> truecrypt file I could not open it. It was looking for Nautilus, which
> is a program I have never used and was not installed. So I installed it
> and now it works.
> This made me wonder, why is it looking for Nautilus and why can't I
> tell it which program to use.? I know that I can select which are my
> preferred applications but only the browser and the mail client. Is
> there any way to set up other preferences please, such as text editor
> and file manager?
Yes, here is how to do it:
$ grep directory /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
This means that by default folders are opened with the command that is
In order to change that, you would replace that line with
to change it globally or add that line to
to change it for you user only. Beware: You need to give it the exact
name of the desktop file that is installed in /usr/share/applications.
In Fedora for example it is fedora-Thunar-folder-handler.desktop.
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