Hello. Looking for help for a newbie (even though I've been using it for awhile). I have recently re-installed Ubuntu 12.10 using WUBI after many problems/no solutions to my browser issue. Anyway, after the install/update I went ahead and downloaded the KDE desktop. I figured I would play with both and see which I liked.
I wanted to change the default media player in KDE to Dragon. But after Googling it I found that if I did that, when I relaunched in Gnome, I would be using the Dragon player instead of VLC. Then I found this link which described how to have different programs as the default choice depending on which environment you're using (Gnome, KDE, etc). My first thought was "AWESOME!"
But then I realized I didn't know how to do what it was suggesting. The first step says "save custom-open script on your computer preferably on your path but doesn't have to be."
??? I have zero idea on how to "write" a script (what program do I use?). And zero idea on how to put it in my "path." Where/how would I write that and where would I store it so that it is in my "path?"
The next step is "save .custom-open.ini in your home directory ~/.custom-open.ini" ... OK. Please read my first question. I have no idea on how/where to write it. I'm guessing by "home directory" it means the directory where my default stuff is (pictures, etc).
And step three is "set custom-open as the default application for any file types you want handled by it." That is what I was trying to learn in the first place. How do I set a file type to automatically be opened by a certain program.
This script has gotten a number of praises and seems to do what everyone wants. I just have no idea on how to go about it.
If anyone can offer so easy, step-by-step examples of how to write a script and store it in the proper directories it would be SOOOOOOOOO very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any and all help that you can give. I've been a member for awhile but am still so very, very new. Thanks.