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Re: File Types and Associations ???

Scott Talbot wrote:

Duncan Lithgow wrote:

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Alistair Mackay wrote:

In Fedora, where are the default file type associations set? i.e what
happens when a file is 'double-clicked'?
And how are the list of applications on the file type 'right-click'
menus set?

If you right click on a file and dig around a bit you'll find the
options, you may need privelages to change it though. Both gnome and KDE
have a central graphic dialogue where all associations can be changed -
have a look around. In KDE it's Control Center > KDE Componants > File

In GNOME, right click the file, select properties. Open the open with tab. Select from the list of applications, or press the Add button, if your app is not in the box already.


Nice explanation. How does one add to the list?
For example, I downloaded Adobe Acrobat, and it
installed itself as /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
but when I try using Gnome to open PDF files, it

Open With->Other Application->(select one of)

ggv                    not in menu
GNOME PDF VIEWER       in menu for "PDF document"
xpdf                   not in menu

So there seems not to be an option to use it.
I'm sure there is a way to configure this, but
it isn't obvious. There is a button there

"You can configure which programs are offered
for which file types in the File Types and Programs
dialog. ...... go there"

Clicking that brings up a dialog box which has
a "browse" button. But browsing down to
acroread and installing it removes the path
information. For example, looking right now,
I see "acroread" is in there. I put it in there
with the browse, but it doesn't show up as an
option for opening, nor as the default.


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