Firefox default problem -

paul s fedora-list at
Tue Apr 7 16:23:04 UTC 2009

hi -

i don't do it this way... i have cleared all my associations in Firefox 
and Thunderbird since nothing ever seems to work all the time...

cp /usr/share/applications/defaults.list ~/.local/share/applications

and changed all the types there to map to my preferred applications... 
anything gtk seems to use this list in kde...

seems to work without a hitch... it will be available here for a bit...


On 04/06/2009 04:57 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Tim wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 13:05 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> I accidentally typed "VNC" when I meant "VLC" when Thunderbird asked
>>> me how to open a .wmv file and to make matters worse I clicked on the
>>> box to always do that!
>>> Now I can't find how to undo that selection.
>> Does Thunderbird have a mimeTypes.rdf file in your profile, like Firefox
>> has?  If so, you could modify the action for wmv, manually.  Ensure the
>> program is not running at all while you do this.
>> Firefox's:  ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/mimeTypes.rdf
> In /home/bobg/.thunderbird/inggc4ck.default/mimeTypes  I changed vnc to 
> vlc on two lines which then caused it to once more ask me what 
> application I wanted to use!
>      <RDF:Description
>    RDF:about="urn:mimetype:externalApplication:video/x-ms-wmv" 
> NC:path="/usr/bin/vlc"                                      
> NC:prettyName="vlc"                                        
> And that fixes the problem, I selected vlc and the file played.
> Thanks for the help.
> Bob

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