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Re: Firefox default problem -



hi -

i don't do it this way... i have cleared all my associations in Firefox and Thunderbird since nothing ever seems to work all the time...

cp /usr/share/applications/defaults.list ~/.local/share/applications

and changed all the types there to map to my preferred applications... anything gtk seems to use this list in kde...

seems to work without a hitch... it will be available here for a bit...

http://queuemail.com/defaults.list

cheers
paul


On 04/06/2009 04:57 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
Tim wrote:
On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 13:05 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
I accidentally typed "VNC" when I meant "VLC" when Thunderbird asked
me how to open a .wmv file and to make matters worse I clicked on the
box to always do that!

Now I can't find how to undo that selection.

Does Thunderbird have a mimeTypes.rdf file in your profile, like Firefox
has?  If so, you could modify the action for wmv, manually.  Ensure the
program is not running at all while you do this.

Firefox's:  ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/mimeTypes.rdf

In /home/bobg/.thunderbird/inggc4ck.default/mimeTypes I changed vnc to vlc on two lines which then caused it to once more ask me what application I wanted to use!

     <RDF:Description
RDF:about="urn:mimetype:externalApplication:video/x-ms-wmv" NC:path="/usr/bin/vlc" NC:prettyName="vlc" And that fixes the problem, I selected vlc and the file played.

Thanks for the help.

Bob




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