Mime-type editor, where to put it?

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Fri Jan 20 08:02:28 CET 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> Last evening I wrote a mime-type editor. It more or less looks like
> firefox's about:config: list of mime types with their associated
> default handler and you can see the edits of the current users. All in
> all a usable interface to quickly set and edit default handlers.
> So where to put it? In bug #6113 we all (except for me ^_^) thought it
> should be in integrated in the preferred applications dialog, but now
> I wrote this, I can tell you this is not a wise idea, not in a
> separate tab at least.
> The required window needs to be way bigger then the comboboxes in
> exo's preferred apps require (not the mention the current preferred
> application and mime-types are completely different), so that's not
> going to work. The code also only depends on gio and libxfce4ui.
> So where to drop the code? It could be in Thunar but also in
> xfce4-settings, possibly with a link/button to the dialog in preferred
> apps.

I think xfce4-settings is a good place, possibly with a button in the
dialog preferred apps.

Since you might want this when you are not using thunar too.


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