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Re: FC11: Two Suggestions



On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Marcelo Magno T. Sales
<mmtsales gmail com> wrote:
> Em Qui 04 Dez 2008, Arthur Pemberton escreveu:
>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 5:54 AM, Timothy Murphy <tim maths tcd ie>
> wrote:
>> > Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> >>> Not sure if this is on the same topic,
>> >>> but I am surprised to find File Associations listed under
>> >>> Advanced System Settings -
>> >>> I would have thought File Associations was pretty basic.
>> >>
>> >> In no OS do I frequently change file associations. I have had to
>> >> do so probably 5 times in 5 years with KDE.
>> >
>> > Really?
>> > I find myself doing this reasonably often,
>> > particularly with sound and video files.
>> > The default usually seems to be set to totem,
>> > which rarely works for me.
>> >
>> > But I was really thinking that it is a basic tool -
>> > what is the computer to do when faced with foo.bar ?
>> > Even if the defaults were almost all right,
>> > it would still be a basic idea, in my mind.
>>
>> Well, I think it's safe to say that the people who did the control
>> center agreed with me that this isn't an often used feature. So you
>> may want to gather some evidence to the contrary and present it to
>> the devs to have it changed.
>>
>> It could be so for me as I usually don't go clicking on files, but
>> load them from apps.
>
> I change file associations reasonably often, but never use System
> Settings, nor I did use Control Center in KDE 3.5. I usually right-click
> the file, then select "Open with -> Other", choose the application I
> want and check the "Remember application association for this file"
> checkbox. Or else I edit the file association in the file properties
> dialog before I open it.
>
> []'s
> Marcelo
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That's how I do it too, if I need to!!

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