"Open with": need to remove custom command from Other App list. Mint 18

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[SOLVED] How to remove custom command from "open with other application" list

Post by CapnJimbo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:12 pm

Using 18.3
Regarding "Open with another application" list, custom command, associate with file chosen

Recently made and associated custom command with a file (.jar). The custom command was "java". Didn't work and tried again this time using "java .jar". Neither worked, and now I have "java" listed twice in the "Open with other application" drop down. I really want to remove these two "java" choices since I don't need or want them permanently in the drop down list.

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"Open with": need to remove custom command from Other App list. Mint 18

Post by CapnJimbo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:50 pm

Using 18.3
Basis: using "Open with ... Other Application" I accidentally installed and associated a custom command with a .jar file, and did it twice. First custom was "java" and the second was "java .jar".

Neither works, and now I have two "java" choices permanently listed on the Other Applications drop down. I want to remove them both, and start over, but this time without associating the custom command with all .jar files until I find one that works.

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Re: How to remove custom command from "open with other appllication" list

Post by all41 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:08 pm

This is file manager specific so you will also need to post your desktop environment (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, KDE)
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Re: "Open with": need to remove custom command from Other App list. Mint 18

Post by Flemur » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 pm

CapnJimbo wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:50 pm

Edit the text file
.config/mimeapps.list
and remove the text which refers to those programs.
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Re: How to remove custom command from "open with other appllication" list

Post by CapnJimbo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:31 pm

"41" thanks for your quick reply. Turns out I coulda had a "V8" (slapping self on the forehead). The solution was way too obvious - when you pop up the "Open with... other applications" window, and click on the custom command title (in this case "java", I noted a "Remove" box on the bottom of the window.

A big "DUH" to myself. Thanks again to all who took the time to click on this question...

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Re: "Open with": need to remove custom command from Other App list. Mint 18

Post by Pierre » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Hi CapnJimbo,

you've posted your issue a couple of time, and the Guys have responded to both.
& thus I've merged both of your queries into the one Topic.
:)

NB: you can, usually get a better response, if you don't make multiple requests,
for help, as the replies can be kept together.
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Re: "Open with": need to remove custom command from Other App list. Mint 18

Post by CapnJimbo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 am

Hi Pierre... any double posting was entirely unintentional - but thanks for pointing it out and merging the two.

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