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How To: Change Default And Preferred Applications In GNOME

Sep 15, 2009, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ian MacGregor for this link. ]

"The first step is to change the applications associated with different file types. You can select the application to open a file by right clicking the folder and selecting the application from the "Open With" sub-menu. You can also add applications to this menu.

"But if that action is too many steps then changing the default application is what you will want. NOTE: Even if you change the default application, the "Open With" menu will be there for you to use.

"To change the default application right click the file type you want to associate with a different application and click the Properties entry. When the Properties window opens click on the "Open With" tab. In this tab you can select a different application to associate with a file type. If the application is listed simply select that application and click Close. If that application is not listed you will need to add the application. When you add an application to this list that application will also appear in the right click "Open With" sub-menu."

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