[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#648534: Bug#648534: exo-utils: no indication of how to change applications opens with eco-open in manpage

Julian Gilbey jdg at debian.org
Sun Feb 5 01:39:44 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:36:28AM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam., 2011-11-12 at 17:26 +0100, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> > I just switch from gnome to xfce and I'm trying to configure the xfce
> > desktop. Looking at the default launchers, I quickly see their are using
> > exo-open. As it did not open my prefered application, I look into the manpage
> > how to change that. But there is nothing in exo-open(1) about how to select
> > which applications are launched by exo-open, not even a reference to
> > exo-preferred-applications (that I found by a quick research in google)
> > in a "See Also" section... 
> Good point. Note that “preferred applications” are present in the
> settings manager an in the settings submenu of the application menu.

It's worse than this.

exo-preferred-applications has almost no options whatsoever.  I now
find that PDFs are opened by Inkscape!  I have tried setting
.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list, but that doesn't help.  I've
tried creating /usr/share/applications/defaults.list, to no avail.

So how can I change the preference order - ideally in a way which I
can explain to a non-techie?



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