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How to get rid of Wine Internet Explorer? <solved>

Post by MenthaSuaveolens » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:20 pm

I installed Wine as I needed to run a windows-program. Now I noticed that the wine-installer has added some of the windows-programs to the mime-types, such as Wine Internet Explorer, Notepad, ... I don't want to see these things as a preferred application. How can I remove these applications from the preferred applications? Or how can I edit the mime-types? I'm running Cinnamon 17.1.
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Re: How to get of Wine Internet Explorer?

Post by Flemur » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:49 pm

Check*:
~/.local/share/mime/packages/x-wine-extension-*.xml
~/.local/share/mime/application/x-wine-extension-*.xml
~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-*.xml
and delete the ones with "internet explorer" or Notepad.

I sometimes delete them all because I'll get 10 or so "open with" for the same program.
(I use my own ~/bin/program_name to run wine apps with linux mime, e.g. ~/bin/foobar -> runs foobar in wine; linux doesn't know it's a wine application as far as mime is concerned.)

*check:
$ grep -l xplor .local/share/applications/*wine*
.local/share/applications/wine-extension-gif.desktop
.local/share/applications/wine-extension-jfif.desktop
.local/share/applications/wine-extension-jpe.desktop
.local/share/applications/wine-extension-png.desktop
(I just made a typo and "grep -r" works too....)

If you're getting obnoxious desktop icons, check:
~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs

These files **will come back** every once in a while, somehow!
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: How to get rid of Wine Internet Explorer? <solved>

Post by MenthaSuaveolens » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:36 am

Flemur, thank's a lot. I found a solution so that wine is prevented to create these entries again : http://myhumblecorner.wordpress.com/201 ... n-entries/

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Re: How to get rid of Wine Internet Explorer? <solved>

Post by Flemur » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:30 pm

And thanks for that info - I'm copying the useful part here:

http://myhumblecorner.wordpress.com/201 ... n-entries/
- Open winecfg
- Go to the libraries tab
- In the dropdown, type in “winemenubuilder.exe” without the quotes. It’s not in the list, but you can type it.
- Once added, click on the new entry and click the Edit button.
- Click the Disabled radio button, and save everything.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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