File associations in Thunar

Roger Durañona Vargas luo_hei at
Mon Jul 19 10:39:46 CEST 2010

Tino Keitel escribió:
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 15:08:53 -0700, Mark wrote:
> [...]
>> How are these associations determined?  Is there some central location where I 
>> can see what's associated with what?  Is there any way to prevent these 
>> changes?
> AFAIK Thunar gets them from the MimeType= line of  the .desktop files
> spread on your system (e.g.  /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop).  I
> don't know of any priority for this, so the result may be random. 
I have noticed something weird with file associations. In my case, when
I link .doc files to OpenOffice, the .txt files are also included. If I
change back the txt to mousepad, then doc files are associated with
mousepad too.

Roger D. Vargas
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