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XFCE Default Programs

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One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I cant set which default program I want to open files.

With XFCE if you select Menu > Settings > Default Apps it only has a few options like Web Browser etc. I want videos to open with VLC player and MP3s to open with another more music friendly app. But everything opens up with MPlayer and I hate that.

Also if I have a music folder I cant seem to simply right click the folder and select play all. You have to open up the folder and select them all then right click play. Is there anyway to get Linux to have a right click menu option that has play all on it like Windows?

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Re: XFCE Default Programs

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One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I cant set which default program I want to open files.

With thunar, pick a file of the extension you want, e.g. file.avi, select "Open with other application", choose or type 'vlc' and check "Use as default".

Also if I have a music folder I cant seem to simply right click the folder and select play all.

You can drag / drop a directory of movies/mp3s/etc into vlc and it'll play them all (vlc->View->Playlist). Not quite as convenient, but close.
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Flemur wrote:One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I cant set which default program I want to open files.

With thunar, pick a file of the extension you want, e.g. file.avi, select "Open with other application", choose or type 'vlc' and check "Use as default".

Also if I have a music folder I cant seem to simply right click the folder and select play all.

You can drag / drop a directory of movies/mp3s/etc into vlc and it'll play them all (vlc->View->Playlist). Not quite as convenient, but close.
Hi thanks for that, cut the annoyance down by half at least. :)

I cant belive I didn't see the opton to select other application there. :oops:
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I have Xubuntu on one of my old machines. Try this out for your web browser:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
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sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
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Re: XFCE Default Programs

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RobertLM78 wrote:I have Xubuntu on one of my old machines. Try this out for your web browser:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
and

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sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
I'll admit I'm a little confused :o
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I'll admit I'm a little confused :o

Me too.
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Flemur wrote:I'll admit I'm a little confused :o

Me too.
update-alternatives is a command that allows you to specify the default application used for specific calls or associations.
For example, if you have Java 6 and 7 installed, you would use "sudo update-alternatives --config java" to choose which version of Java you want to use by default.
For your web browser, however, XFCE does have it listed in the Preferred Applications setting, so you shouldn't need to use this command.
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