Cinnamon not retaining change in default program for PDF

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kauffy
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Cinnamon not retaining change in default program for PDF

Post by kauffy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:39 pm

I have seen posts elsewhere that describe how to fix this via ~/.config/mimeapps.list, but the functionality in Cinnamon that would (presumably) make this edit for you in a workflow familiar to, say, Windows users, does not appear to actually retain the change following reboot.

It's also SUPER infuriating, as ImageMagick (in this case) essentially doesn't do anything useful with PDFs, whereas Okular does.

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Re: Cinnamon not retaining change in default program for PDF

Post by rene » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:09 pm

You probably have root-owned files or directories in your home, causing permission issues while saving:

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sudo find ~/ ! -user $(whoami)
You can chown them individually or just sudo chown -R $(whoami): ~/.

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