[arch-general] Automatic File Associations Alloting

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Mon Nov 21 17:06:07 EST 2011

On (11/21/11 22:36), Philipp Überbacher wrote:
-~> Excerpts from Bernardo Barros's message of 2011-11-20 00:06:05 +0100:
-~> > text files opening automatically with wine is really a VERY annoying thing...
-~> This is pretty clearly a DE issue. Are you all using the same DE or is
-~> this common behavior in all popular DEs? I rarely have any of those
-~> issues since I usually call my programs by name and ROX uses manual
-~> file association. Only firefox is sometimes hard to convince, but it
-~> uses gconf or some other DE stuff underneath. It's somewhat nice to see
-~> that DE users also have problems with that kind of stuff. Maybe this
-~> stuff can be changed using regedit or however that great program to
-~> change gconf settings is called. I'm sorry, somehow this ended up as
-~> another DE flame instead of being helpful. Oh well...
-~> So how is this stuff controlled these days? Those funky desktop files?
-~> gconf? dconf? Something else entirely?

gconf, I think in gnome. In xfce (thunar) there is something like
$HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. They are all evil, however:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfYBa1EHm4 (ShmooCon 2011: USB Autorun attacks
against Linux).

Leonid Isaev
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