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Re: Gnome/Nautilus question...

Rick Friedman wrote:

I *am* getting pretty proficient at right-clicking and choosing
"Open with OpenOffice Calc," but I'd really prefer to change the
default behavior.

You don't say which version of Gnome you're using. I'm using Gnome 2.10
and, as such, these instructions apply to it.

I (think) I'm using Gnome 2.something... whatever version gets
installed with Debian 3.1 using the "linux26" installer.

You're almost there. Right-click on the file you want opened. Then,
choose "Properties" from the context-menu. When the Properties dialog
opens, click the "Open with" tab. You should then see a list of programs
with which you can open the file (or you can add a program). Simply
click the radio button next to the program you want. Click close and
that program will be the default for opening that type of file from now on.

I think I tried that but I don't remember a list with radio buttons.
I'll look again when I get home.  Thanks for the help.

Andy Anderson
Salisbury, MD, USA

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