[arch-general] Automatic File Associations Alloting

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 23:03:17 EST 2011

On Mon 21 Nov 2011 22:36 +0100, 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?

I'm thinking that this (the culprit) should be removed from all install
scriptlets: update-desktop-database -q

It's caused me headaches too. And I don't use any DE.

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