Prevent Thunar "Open with" to permanently change the default programme

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Fri Jul 10 16:09:32 CEST 2020

On 7/10/20 10:02 AM, Harald Judt wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 10.07.20 um 15:48 schrieb Lorenzo Sutton:
> [...]
>> There seems to be a caveat though: I cant seem to be able to eventually change
>> that to something else. i.e. if I select the "default" checkbox for an
>> application, then I do open with other application, select a different one and
>> also select the "default" checkbox, the former application is kept as default?
>> On the other hand if I edit by hand $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list and change the
>> first instance of that mime type (i.e. its .desktop entry), that seems to work.
>> Lorenzo.
> It works the same way. But as for the mimeapps list, note there is also a nice
> GUI for changing default applications via settings manager -> preferred
> applications.

On my system, preferred applications is only for Web Browser, Mail 
Reader, File Manager, and Terminal Emulator.

No option to set just any app by extension type.

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