I'm running Redhat 5 Enterprise (Nautilus 2.16.2) with Gnome and am having trouble changing the default application for PDFs. No matter what I do, it seems to always come up as evince.
First I tried browsing to a PDF file using Nautilus, right clicking on a PDF file, selecting properties, open with, and then changing the radio button. However, the radio button is selecting "Document Viewer" and clicking on the other buttons doesn't do anything. The button is stuck on "Document Viewer" (I'd like to use Adobe Acrobat).
I thought I'd do it manually then. Running `gnomevfs-info file.pdf" shows:
Name : file.pdf MIME type : application/pdf Default app : evince.desktop
xdg-mime query default application/pdf used to show the same result but after running
xdg-mime default AdobeReader.desktop application/pdf it now shows this:
gnomevfs-info are showing different default applications for this file type. I've tried updating the mime database using
update-mime-database ~/.local/share/mime as well as updating my desktop database using
update-desktop-database ~/.local/share but nothing seems to be working.
Changing a default application really shouldn't be this difficult. What should I try next to change my default application?
, however, shows something different
.local/share/applications/defaults.list file, however, shows the following: