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    How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Right now if I double left click a program it launches Archive Manager and gives me an error. Only way I can run programs in the "Browse Crive" is by right clicking, choosing "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader."

    Can I have this done automatically? I would also love to make shortcuts on my desktop of these wine programs. Can I?

    I am using Ubuntu 12.10. Thank you.
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Yes, you just have to change the default application to open the file. Just right click the file, click "Properties", Click the "Open With" tab, select "wine" and click "Set as Default".
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Tried that, only Archive Manager is shown. If I click "Show other applications" it lists about 20 applications, none of them being Wine?
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Did you install wine through the repositories?
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Yeah and they work when I right click and choose Wine. When I type Wine this is what I get:



    Is this installed correctly?
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Looks like it, let's compare a few things between our systems, what does your mimeapps.list look like and do you have a wine.desktop file?

    Code:
    cat ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    Code:
    ls /usr/share/applications | grep wine
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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    This thread works for Ubuntu 13.04. Thanks!

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    Re: How to get Wine Windows Program Loader to open a program automatically?

    Hi,

    I did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 (final) yesterday. I installed wine from the repository (1.4.1). The install went fine but it would not give me the menu option of opening a .exe file to install windows programs. I thought there might be a dependency problem and uninstalled and reinstalled Wine. Still no luck. Then I uninstalled again, and downloaded 1.6 from the repository. Still no luck. Finally I found this thread. My mimeapps.list was empty, but I added the following:
    [Added Associations]
    application/x-ms-dos-executable=wine.desktop
    and it is working like a charm now. Thank you to everyone who posted above.

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