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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Icedove and mime-types

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:12:11 -0600
> I'm feeling really stupid.  I have an installation of Trinity on Squeeze
> where the user uses Icedove for email.  For some reason, it wants to
> open PDF files in GIMP.  I see the same thing in other Gnome
> applications like Evolution.
> I've gone to Icedove preferences and tried to change the application
> type and clicking on other . . . does not produce a dialog box to select
> an application (like KPDF or acroread).  I installed kgtk-config-icedove
> but that did not help.  I even installed Nautilus and tried setting the
> application association there.  That at least presented KPDF as an
> option in Evolution but not in Icedove.  I installed gconf-editor but
> that does not seem to address application associations.
> Short of finding which defaults.list file it is looking at and manually
> editing it or manually setting it in mimetypes.rdf, how does one set
> this in a Trinity only environment (in that Gnome desktop is not
> installed)? Thanks - John

It isn't very easy.  You can try going to
Iceweasel->Edit->Preferences->Applications and adding your overrides
there, but that is the extent of my Gnome/Firefox knowlege.