How to add/remove applications from ‘Open With’ window

This tutorial will explain how to add items,remove items from ‘Open With' window

If you want to delete applications from this list you have to edit the following file from command line

/usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

If you added item by yourself, or you want to add new item you need to edit the following file from command line

~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

deafault actions you need to edit the following file from command line

~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list

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4 thoughts on “How to add/remove applications from ‘Open With’ window

  1. @GUiHKX, that depends on the file manager you are using.
    You have the following options:
    – GNOME – nautilus-actions
    – XFCE – Thunar (it’s built-in, go to “Edit” – “Configure custom actions”
    – KDE – service menus (not very user-friendly)

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  2. In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) and Linux Mint 10:

    /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
    The same

    Instead of:
    ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
    it’s:
    ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

    Instead of:
    ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
    it’s:
    /etc/gnome/defaults.list

    More info:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1418898

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