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Re: Xfce: GIMP as default PDF viewer ?

On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 17:31 +0100, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> Hello:
> On 17/11/11 17:08, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Jerome BENOIT<g6299304p@rezozer.net>  wrote:
> >> Hello List:
> >>
> >> Since I migrated from Gnome3 to Xfce, I have noticed that thdefault viewer
> >> for PDF files is now GIMP:
> >> I would rather expect acrobat or evince.
> >>
> >> Where is the place to fix this ?
> >
> > Right-click on the document, choose "Properties", and select another
> > application as the default.
> As I can not does that from evince itself, I did it from the File Manager: so far it works.
> Is there a way to set it system wise rather than per user ?
> T<snip>
Does Xfce follow the xdg specification? If so, you can see how xdg
specifies how it is done.  I don't recall everything off the top of my
head but there is a an environment variable (probably best set
via /etc/environment as not all DEs invoke .bashrc or .profile).  Mine
is set to

The part I don't remember is how to set up file associations in those
hierarchical directories but the XDG site must have that information. At
least I hope so because we'll need it in the next iteration of our
desktop! Hope this helps - John

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