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I set the "prefered applications" for browser or E-Mail?

asked 2012-06-05 06:05:31 +0000

I want to set the default application for some filetypes. If I click on a E-Mail link, i want to fire up Thunderbird. If I download a PDF, evince should come up. Where can I define this kind of behaviour?

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answered 2012-06-05 06:08:10 +0000

Michael gravatar image

I think you are looking for the xdg-open configuration:

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answered 2013-04-26 10:47:11 +0000

tab3 gravatar image

Changing xdg setting didn't work for me, but this worked: sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser (should work for Debian/Ubuntu)

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answered 2012-06-05 08:14:01 +0000

miguel gravatar image

There's also a mailcap file that is used to specify which applications should be used for files with different MIME types. It is located at $HOME/.mailcap or /etc/mailcap.

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