Re: XMMS: Can't set konqueror file associations
> When I try to set konq. to use xmms for mp3 files, it claims to update
> the system configuration but then immediately forgets.
I'm getting a very similar thing trying to change text file associations
to NEdit. I also can't set NEdit to open without launch feedback. It
seems the problem is that the .desktop file is
and I don't have permissions, obviously, to change that. I don't know
how KDE normally does this - it just seems to work fine.
More experimenting: If I change the association to an app that already
was in the list, and whose .desktop file is in
/usr/share/applications/kde, then it remembers it fine. (With NEdit, I
had to add NEdit to the list of possible apps first)
If I try to change properties for any of the other apps (e.g. kate,
kwrite), even the ones that had been in /usr/share/applications/kde,
Konq immediately forgets the association and removes the item from the
list of possible apps. If I use 'Add...' to add them again, KDE creates
a file ~/.kde/share/applnk/.hidden/, based on the one in
/var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg/ (definitely not the one in
/usr/share/applications/kde) and it is least usable from them on - it
remembers it, and I can change settings.
This doesn't work with nedit, because it's .desktop file is in a
different location, I presume.
My only solution is this: when using 'Add' to add an to the list of
applications, don't use the correct name (e.g. I used Nedit instead of
nedit). This will create a new file in ~/.kde/share/applnk/.hidden/,
which you can then correct as needed.
I've no idea if this is KDE or Debian bug, or what (don't know how this
is supposed to work).
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