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    Question HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    Hi !

    I think i have just made a stupid thing: I wanted to create more shortcuts and i have made right click on some of them and choose 'open with' , i typed in Kate and i checked to be as default application which opens that kind of files. Now i can't create a new ftp connection because the shortcut is opened with kate. Everything is opened with kate because it opens now any .desktop file.
    Help, how i can switch back to open .desktop files with what they should be opened ?
    How to fix that problem ?

    Thank you so much !

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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    Stop using the gui and open the .desktop files as they were meant to be, with a command line editor. Then this won't happen.
    Also it would do you well, considering your posts today, to look at the if you are new to bt and or linux thread linked below.
    See also this search string
    change default open with ubuntu - Google Search
    And here:
    Unable to change default program from Open With tab - Ubuntu Forums
    Those may provide more help.
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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    The problem is the following: When i click to a .desktop file it is open with kate. How to fix that ?
    I do not want to open it with kate, i want to do what it supposed to do.

    Any idea how to fix this, please ?


    Thank you !

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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    I just told you and apparently you are not paying attention. So go back to my first post, that would be post number 2 and follow the advice there.
    You repeating the same thing over again is not helping you at all.


    Another search string that may prove useful
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...=&oq=&gs_rfai=
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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael View Post
    I just told you and apparently you are not paying attention. So go back to my first post, that would be post number 2 and follow the advice there.
    You repeating the same thing over again is not helping you at all.


    Another search string that may prove useful
    change file associations linux - Google Search
    So, what is the default 'command line editor' which i should associate this kind of files ? What is its name ?

    Thanks !

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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    Let me google that for you

    Google is your friend.
    This is the sixth time we have created a thread about it... and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

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    Default Re: HELP: File association error. My .desktop files open with kate as default.

    Quote Originally Posted by ElAnarchisto View Post
    So, what is the default 'command line editor' which i should associate this kind of files ? What is its name ?

    Thanks !
    There is not really a default command line editor. I mean by default in BT there is kate, nano, and vim.
    All of which can serve as editors.
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