Linux Mint does not have such an easy way to control all file and application associations. Even if I right-click on a file in Nemo I can only open a file with:
- the default application
- an application from a very selective list
- online application
Let me quantify this with an example. I have been trying to open a PDF with Evince in Nemo for several hours (and sure I can open it from the terminal no problem there). Right-clicking the PDF file only gives me the following options:
As you can see, Evince is nowhere to be found. In Kubuntu this could also have been the case, however Kubuntu would let me specify the exact location of the executable I would like to use unlike Mint which limits me only to a very short list.
I read something about mimetypes and editing ~/.local/share/applications/mimapps.list. So this is what I did next. Here is the content of my file after I made the changes:
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As you can see I have associated Evince as the default app and Ipe as a second option for PDF files. But this has not worked. Hence I have a question and a request:
Question: How can I make Nemo to understand that I want to open PDF files with Evince (and optionally Ipe)
Request: To the Linux Mint developers...develop some sensible controls for file and application association. Have a look at Kubuntu...observe, learn, implement and distribute.