• Having a hard time understaing how defaults work.


    [img:1nqrrucp]http://i.picpar.com/SUo.png[/img:1nqrrucp]

    As you can see the default image viewr is Aurora and the default Calendar is Evolution but it doesn’t work.
    Every image opens with shotwell no matter the file type and if I click “Open Calendar” in Gnome clock it opens with Outlook (installed through wine). How do I change default applications? I still have to manually open every new music or video type to open with Audacious and Smplayer as well.

  • [img:1nqrrucp]http://i.picpar.com/SUo.png[/img:1nqrrucp]

    As you can see the default image viewr is Aurora and the default Calendar is Evolution but it doesn’t work.
    Every image opens with shotwell no matter the file type and if I click “Open Calendar” in Gnome clock it opens with Outlook (installed through wine). How do I change default applications? I still have to manually open every new music or video type to open with Audacious and Smplayer as well.

  • I know one way is to right click on the file and go to properties. There is a tab there to choose the application to open with. This will stick across all files of that type I believe. Maybe someone else can shed more light on the issue though.

  • That’s exactly what I meant when i said

    I still have to manually open every new music or video type to open with Audacious and Smplayer as well.

    But that’s just stupid. If GNOME offers a Default Applications menu why doesn’t it work at all? I actually don’t remember it ever working. I wonder if other DEs have the same issue, clearly I must be missing something. Perhaps the Arch repos are incomplete?

  • I only have to manually set it one time (per file type) and it will stick. However you are right that its not the right behavior. i am fairly new to the Arch world but I can tell you that the default app selector works fine in openSUSE which leads me to believe its something with the arch packages.

  • @“beolio”:3kupggu3 said:

    Read into XDG default applications: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Default_Applications][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De][1] … plications[/quote:3kupggu3]

    Thanks for the article.
    I’ll read through it as soon as I have time but using a desktop like GNOME shouldn’t require all of this manual tuning, in my honest opinion. I’ll install KDE later too and see if there’s the same problem.

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De

  • Yes you are right about that. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am an avid GNOME user and fan, but even I can admit that while it has come a LOOONG way since 3.0, it’s still what I’d consider beta software at best. Give it another year and everything will be back where it needs to be (i hope lol)

  • GNOME 3 reminds me of Vista. Everything was fine before… then it went horribly wrong x)

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