Right click context menu not as wanted

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Underpants
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Right click context menu not as wanted

Postby Underpants » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:03 pm

I want to right click on a folder and easily open it in my favorite music player. Let's say, VLC. I have choosen "Other Application" selected VLC and the option to "Remember" this selection. The folder then opens in VLC exactly as I would expect. But the option never sticks. It's just as seen in the screenshot. Any help would be appreciated.


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Underpants
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Re: Right click context menu not as wanted

Postby Underpants » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:37 pm

Bump... anyone?

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Re: Right click context menu not as wanted

Postby jaderiver » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:29 pm

You might try "Open as Administrator" before specifying chosen application, and then see if your preference will be remembered.

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Re: Right click context menu not as wanted

Postby harmonbc » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:46 pm

I know the file that controls it is /usr/share/applications/defaults.list

Here are some directions: http://www.libre-software.net/change-th ... int-ubuntu

Remember to back it up just in case you jack something up.


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