[K12OSN] File Associations for All Users

Rita Gibson rgibson57 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 8 12:43:09 UTC 2004

Mark Cockrell wrote:

> Can someone tell me how to set Konqueror's file associations (i.e. MS 
> Word documents opened with StarOffice, etc.) for all users in one shot?

Did you ever get the answer to this? Yesterday I had a high school 
student trying to print a flyer that was a pdf -- GVC or some Gnome 
program opened the pdf and didn't allow us to request multiple copies, 
or change whether or not it printed in color or black and white. I 
wanted to try acroread, but ran into problems trying to save the 
web-based pdf and open it again. It was very frustrating for the student 
and me. By the end, all he wanted was a windows machine. :^(  I looked 
at the file /etc/mime-types,  but that didn't seem to be what I thought. 
I didn't see that you received a response to this..... I'd like to set 
acroread as the default application for all pdf's, local or web-based. 
Everyone it seems is using pdf's for text documents now on the web.

Rita Gibson

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