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Use a modifyer key to modify file association

When watching a movie on a laptop, it should cleverly disable its screen: If no external screen is plugged, don't disable. If a modifyer key is used to open the movie, don't disable. If an external ...
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How to make Firefox file associations consistent with Ubuntu file associations?

This seems to be a pretty commonly Google question, but one for which there are no answers. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/firefox-download-mime-types-378902 ...
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Making vim the default editor in Ubuntu Linux

While trying to make vim default instead of gedit, I found this could be done two ways: Use defaults.list and make text/plain (and others) point to vim.desktop (what is the format for creating ...
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Set default Ubuntu video player as VLC?

Is there a way to globally set the default video player in Ubuntu 10.04 (and soon 10.10) to VLC? (unless you really think there is another, higher performance player, in which case do let me know)
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Is it possible to completly remove Ubuntu's video player “totem”?

To watch videos, I use Mplayer, which works great. But Ubuntu insists on playing every video file it encounters with "Totem", which I guess is a video player. I use linux primarily on my laptop, ...