File Types and Associations ???
mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 30 18:12:23 UTC 2005
Scott Talbot wrote:
>> Nice explanation. How does one add to the list?
>> For example, I downloaded Adobe Acrobat, and it
>> installed itself as /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
>> but when I try using Gnome to open PDF files, it
>> Open With->Other Application->(select one of)
>> ggv not in menu
>> GNOME PDF VIEWER in menu for "PDF document"
>> xpdf not in menu
>> So there seems not to be an option to use it.
>> I'm sure there is a way to configure this, but
>> it isn't obvious. There is a button there
>> "You can configure which programs are offered
>> for which file types in the File Types and Programs
>> dialog. ...... go there"
>> Clicking that brings up a dialog box which has
>> a "browse" button. But browsing down to
>> acroread and installing it removes the path
>> information. For example, looking right now,
>> I see "acroread" is in there. I put it in there
>> with the browse, but it doesn't show up as an
>> option for opening, nor as the default.
> Go into the properties dialog and select the Open With tab . Find
> the ADD button near the bottom. Another dialog will open that will
> list all the apps in your Menus. If Acroread did not install an icon,
> select the "use a custom command" just under the "menu-selector box".
> You should now see a standard Gnome- file selector box, just navigate
> to /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread and select Open - That's it!
When I go to the properties dialog box I get these options:
GNOME PDF VIEWER
I see no "add button".
If I select GNOME PDF VIEWER, it comes up and does its thing.
If I select OTHER APPLICATION, I get the dialog I mentioned above.
There is no "add" button on that dialog box. That box has these buttons
for "ggv" there is a "Modify" button (I can select which of 3 to modify)
for "File types and programs" there is a "Go there" button which acts as
at the bottom are "Help", "Cancel", and "Ok"
Thanks for the reply.
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