association of applications with media

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Thu Jul 31 23:09:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 22:09 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 31 July 2008 21:54:12 Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > Let me try one more time. Someone must know the answer to this seemingly
> > critical question. How to arrange it that a particular application is
> > used to process a particular media?
> >
> > totem for example will handle DVDs or it will handle CDs, etc, etc and
> > so forth.
> >
> > As a further example :
> >
> > explains how totem can be used to play DVDs. Well if you install vlc
> > that application becomes the default for DVDs. How can that be changed?
> > 
> Same way as you always did, as far as I can see.  System Settings > Advanced > 
> File Associations - put extension into search box and move applications up 
> and down the list so that the preferred one is at the top.
> Anne
i should have said I am using Gnome. The way we used to do it was using:
System->Preferences->Hardware->Removable Drives and Media.

I can not find any System Settings->Advanced->File Associations
Is this a KDE thing?
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