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[opensuse-kde] Discussion about which should be the default applications
  • From: Cristian Morales Vega <cmorve69@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 01:22:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <AANLkTik9roYzqpwSCR5uzUqeX88a1Xq6y3vW93BdsoOC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

As discussed in the latest meeting the default application selection
in openSUSE/KDE is far from perfect. It's not a simple problem, but
the first step to fix it is to define which apps should be the default
apps for each filetype.
I created a first draft at I would like
people to comment and to add new "Alternatives" and filetypes to the

there is the list of all the registered MIME types in a new KDE
installation on openSUSE 11.3 RC1 with its preference order for
There are two kind of problems that need to be fixed:
- Some apps support some formats but that isn't reflected in its
.desktop files (e.g. Amarok and AC3). Those need to be added to its
"MimeType" entry.
- Some apps are the default app just because of luck (Kaffeine). A
high enough "InitialPreference" entry should be added in its .desktop
files to ensure they continue being the default application if the
user installs a new application that can handle the same MIME type.
Notice that this doesn't means that "new apps became the default app",
without "InitialPreference" the behavior is basically random.
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