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I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling evince, I've tried editing ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list , I've tried editing /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache, but PDF files still open in GIMP by default.

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What desktop environment (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, ...) are you using? –  Benjamin Bannier Jul 30 '10 at 20:58
    
What DE are you using (if any)? [OOPS!] –  dag729 Jul 30 '10 at 20:58
    
How are you opening the PDF? Nautilus, command-line, browser, etc.? –  Matthew Flaschen Jul 30 '10 at 20:58
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I am using GNOME. (stupid 10 char limit) –  Macha Jul 30 '10 at 20:59
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+1 for the "completion" :D –  dag729 Jul 30 '10 at 21:00
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

A bit of further research found that the offending file was ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.lst

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Nice one! Anyway...what desktop environment are you using? –  dag729 Jul 30 '10 at 20:59
    
GNOME, but the link applies to KDE, so they seem to be the same in this regard. –  Macha Jul 30 '10 at 21:03
    
thanks for answer and question. i encountered this very problem lately but was to lazy to look into that matter. done now :) –  matthias krull Jul 30 '10 at 21:47
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