Re: User level alternatives?
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:55:08 +0200
Joe Hart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> > Wei Chen wchenhk-at-gmail.com |volatile-lists| wrote:
> >> We now have system level `update-alternatives' mechanism that can be
> >> used by root to maintain symbol links in `/etc/alternatives'. Is it
> >> useful/interesting to extend its use to user level, i.e. to maintain
> >> similar symbol links in `~/bin' or something like `~/bin/alternatives'?
> >> Or does that already exist? I personally think it can be useful, because
> >> I currently do that manually.
> > I'm sorry I don't know the answer to whether something like this exists
> > already, but I've gotta say I wondered the exact same thing yesterday,
> > when I changed my default x-www-browser from konqueror to firefox.
> > I second that this would be interesting.
> > Peter
> I don't know about other WMs but KDE lets users set some default
> applications. Control Center > KDE Components > Component Chooser
Xfce has a Preferred Applications dialog box, but there are only
choices for web browser, mail reader and terminal emulator.