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Thread: [SOLVED] Remove entries from "Open With" list

  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] Remove entries from "Open With" list

    Hi.

    I've been playing around with opening files for a few days since I installed Intrepid. I seem to have collected a lot of unneeded entries in my "Open With" list - mostly custom commands I put in. (The list when you right-click and choose "Open with other application").

    I was wondering if anyone knew how to remove these custom commands from the list.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Remove entries from "Open With" list

    Hi,

    If you right-click on the specific file and go to properties, in the "Open With" tab you can add/remove/select the default programs you would like to appear in the menu.

    Cheers,

    Dan

    (This is using ubuntu 8.10, with gnome but may work for other versions)

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    Re: Remove entries from "Open With" list

    Noooo.... it's not the MENU I'm talking about. It's the full list..

    ...the one where you right click on a file and select Open with other Application.... You should get a whole list. I've got random entries stuck in there. There is no add/remove button in this area.

    I tried to explain it in the first post...

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    Re: Remove entries from "Open With" list

    Ah, sorry, didn't realize. I've done some routing around and found this:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2161195#8.

    With all of the custom one's I've made they appeared as items in
    Code:
    ~/.local/share/applications/
    and from what small tests I've done removing the relevant items there removed them in my open with list.

    There are two mime files in mine that I have left well alone, and if you don't recognize an item in the list my advice is to also leave it well alone, or make a copy of it somewhere else before removing it.

    Hope that helps,

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Re: Remove entries from "Open With" list

    Thank Divott.. I was looking for that. I wish there was instructions on where to find all these things. Would make my life a lot easier.

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