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Month: January 2011

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

From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:48:39 -0500
On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 20:12 -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > 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.
> Tim
Thanks, Tim.  Unfortunately, that part is not working - at least in
Icedove.  It shows GIMP and Other . . . but, if I click on Other . . .
no dialog appears to choose the application.  It's almost like something
is missing.  I really don't want to install Gnome desktop and, even if I
did, for some reason, it wants to uninstall Trinity! - John