[kde-linux] Solved: Remove file association for many file types
- Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:33:46 +0100
- From: Klaus Slott <list-s@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [kde-linux] Solved: Remove file association for many file types
Thanks Duncan for pointing me to the problematic file.
On November 27. 2013 21:49:27 Duncan wrote:
> Klaus Slott posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:25:15 +0100 as excerpted:
> > For some time now VLC seems to be default selection on my kde profile no
> > matter what kind of file I open.
> The GUI method (one by one but all in the same place, at least):
> KDE settings
> Take a look at the various video/* and audio/* types, and possibly some
> image/* types as well
I could live with VLC being default for audio and video. But VLC have hooked
in on almost everything like rpm-specfiles, shell scripts, text files. Even all
OpenOffice file types (OpenOffice files still is default to OpenOffice because OO
seems to have a higher priority).
So removing VLC associations via KDE settings seems to be a huge job.
> Direct-edit text-config-files method:
> First, query your package installation database ... for the files installed
> by the vlc package.
> Based on the results I get here, the following files look interesting:
Yes had looked on this file previously, but nothing in this file seems to
explain why VLC is associated with unrelated files.
> This is the main *.desktop file with the menu entry and mimetype list for
> vlc. Note that near the bottom it has a looonngg MimeType= line.
There is a lot af mime types, but to me they all seem legitimate for a media
> This is the default list. Also note the X-KDE-Protocols line.
I am unsure what they do:
klaus@roaster:~> grep X-KDE /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop
But anyway I never messed around with this file and other user accounts on this
machine do not have VLC dominate everything.
> At the user level, check ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list .
> This may or may not exist. If it does, it will likely override the
> system stuff.
> *** THIS ***
> In the same ~/.local/share/applications/ subdir, look for any vlc*.desktop
> files. Again, this will override system defaults. I don't know how to
> "whiteout" mimetype entries, but I suspect if you use the GUI to remove
> vlc from one association, it'll show up in this file as a whiteout, and
> you can use that pattern to whiteout others via direct-edit.
> ***/ THIS***
And this directory was where the problem was! Here I found 2 interresting
files: mimeapps.list vlc-2.desktop
Replacing both with files from another user stopped VLC world domination.
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