In an operating system, the means of assigning a file extension or mime type to a particular application, as a default means of opening this type of file.

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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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HTML link in a PDF file is opened in Chrome instead of Safari

I have a PDF with inside a link to a URL. This URL points to another PDF file, like http://Myurl.com/myfile.pdf. I can't find the option to make Safari open myfile.pdf instead of Chrome. Any ...
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Setting InfoPath Designer as the default program to open xml files

I need Infopath Designer 2010 to be the primary program to open xml/xms files instead of Infopath Filler. Can't do it through windows Default Programs or Associate File Type.
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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How can I set a default program that isn't in in program files?

I downloaded a copy of ImageJ off the net. When I extract the package to Program Files the default file association is accepted by Windows. When I exact the package into my desktop (which solves ...
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Windows 8 and file association [duplicate]

It seems absurd but all my installed image viewers can't change file association in my new Windows 8. What I'm missing? EDIT: summary, It is not that I can't change file association in my new ...
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Windows File “open with” cannot use two applications with the same executable name

One can choose what application to use for opening a file with Right click on the file Open with Choose default program... Browse In this way, one navigates to the directory (say, C:\dir_new) ...
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Windows 8 opens 'moviemaker' when trying to access hyperterminal program [duplicate]

How can I have my Windows 8 system recognize the .ht file extension to launch a hyper terminal app? I am using an HP Envy tablet.
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Change default image editor in only one folder

I've recently made the switch from traditional to digital art, and I have two folders: one where I edit images in photoshop and another where I keep a gallery of "finished" art. My question is, is ...
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Unable to set “always open with” checkbox

Configuration: windows 8 (desktop) firefox (latest version) I've been trying to figure out how to enable the checkbox to "always open with ... application for file type", for quite a while without ...
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What extensions assigned to notepad.exe by default?

What file extensions are assigned to NOTEPAD.EXE by default in Windows (XP/7) ? I havent access to Windows now, and my googling for list of default file associations windows gives zilion links how ...
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Have python open .py files in the path without having to associate .py files with the interpreter (windows)

I like having my .py files open with my IDE, PyScripter. That is, when I double-click on a .py file, it opens in my IDE. The problem is that when I want to run a python script that isn't in the ...
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File type associations on OS X for Citrix Online Plugin

I would like to associate .ICA files with Citrix online plugin, which is positioned at /Library/Application\ Support/Citrix/Citrix\ online\ plug-in.app/Citrix.app. How to do it? The problem is, in ...
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.cmd runs from cmd.exe but not from start menu / Run dialog

problem If I run a .cmd file from cmd.exe it works fine. However if I run it from Start menu / Run line, it opens in Notepad++, my editor. (edit I've it installed for years, didn't update it ...
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How does Linux decide on a default application?

I know that each program that can open files has a desktop entry under /usr/share/applications, and that the defaults for each mimetype are stored in /usr/share/applications/defaults.list and ...
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Associating a renamed executable with our application fails on command line in Windows

This is on Windows 7. We've got a program we install that we've associated with extension .xyz. Our '.xyz' files are actually executable files (originally .exe) If you double-click the renamed ...
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Importing and exporting Set Associations (default programs) in Windows

I like using portable programs. As an example, I have sublime text portable stored in D:/Apps/Developer/SublimeText3. For all my .php, .txt, .js, .scss, .css, etc... files, I set them to launch with ...
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How to determine if development tools are installed

We're going through an exercise to identify computers that have Visual Studio installed. The challenge thus far, is that components of visual studio are installed w/ a lot of other products. SQL ...
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Custom Windows Configuration Batch File

I'd like to configure myself a one-click configuration windows script. However, I really don't know where to search for the lines to edit in the registry. I've found some things (such as UAC ...
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Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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Disable or remove the “Run Enhanced Content” menu item from CDs and DVDs

I tried to watch a DVD on my computer. I put it in and VLC started, but later on, it crashed when I tried to rewind as it often does. Naturally, I opened My Computer to play the DVD with VLC. ...
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Associate FTP links with FileZilla in Win8 (or any specific exe with a protocol)

Like Associate FTP hyperlink to filezilla, I want to associate FTP links with FileZilla, only I'm on Windows 8. When I open an FTP link or try to set the associated app for FTP links, I don't get an ...
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How to restore .C file association with notepad?

I have to upload .C file for a contest! But once i have opened .c file with notepad and saved..After that notepad is the default opener of C files in my desktop. The problem is if i upload that file, ...
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OS X 10.5 Spotlight Kind different to Finder Kind for particular file (.dylib) despite app (SeaMonkey) removed

in the distant past I installed SeaMonkey. There was a mistake in the apps Info.plist that inappropriately associated a number of file types with the app, in particular .dylib. The bug was recognised ...
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Windows will not allow me to set MKV files to open in MPC?

When I go to open with, click browse, and select the MPC-HC exe, windows does not add it to the open with list, instead it just totally ignores it. I wasn't having this issue until I reinstalled it, ...
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User set .lnk association to Word 2007 Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server

Nightmare. A user has managed to associate .lnk (shortcuts) with Word 2007. I cannot seem to find a way to remove this association on Server 2008 R2 (running as a TS with Citrix XA 6.5). I tried ...
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Windows 7 - “No application has been setup for this file type” for Daemon Tools Lite files (.iso, .mdfs, etc)

I've been having a pain getting this fixed... I dont really know how it happened, I suspect it was related to CCleaner, but can't be sure. I went to mount an .iso file and got an error saying ...
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How do I change the default program (aka file assocation) when the program has moved?

In Windows 7, if I have already associated a program, say Notepad2.exe, with a filetype, say .txt then moving the path to Notepad2.exe (e.g., moving the folder) breaks the association. The problem I ...
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How to get Microsoft Office 2013 to associate DBF files with excel? [duplicate]

I just installed the trial for Office 2013. I want to associate dbf files with it so I can just double click them. This link says Office 2013 will open dbf files and I can open them through excel by ...
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How to associate extensionless files in Windows 8?

I would like to associate a text reader to extentionless files in Windows 8. On Windows 7, the steps to make that happen are described here: How to associate extensionless files in Windows 7? However, ...
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Associate JPG in Windows 8

For a friend I needed / tried to change the default file association with "jpg": I tried the standard "search on associate" / "associate with program" choose jpg then select d:\program\irfanview.exe ...
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Change file icon but keep same app [duplicate]

It there a way to apply a different icon to my .php .js and .css files and yet open them with the same app (Sublime Text or Notepad++). I tried using FileTypesMan in no avail. It changes the icon of ...
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How to associate visual studio 2012 with SQL files in Windows 8?

I'm using Windows 8 and I'm trying to make Visual Studio 2012 the default program with which to open my .sql files. I have right-clicked on a .sql file and chosen: Open with... > Choose default ...
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How to mass de-register file association in OS X

Ever since I installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac, it associated a ton of applications as links to Parallels Desktop. I use Alfred heavily, and often accidentally I'll choose an app that's ...
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Why do all Windows 8 Metro browsers require they have Default Browser status? [duplicate]

In order to use IE 10, FF Nightly, or Chrome in Metro mode (As a Windows 8 fullscreen, pinnable app), I have to set it as the default, immediately forcing all other browsers to only run on the ...
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Associate a file type to an application, but with parameters [duplicate]

I like to associate .bla files with c:\myapp.exe -myparam: Example : when I click on d:\hello.bla, I would like c:\myapp.exe -myparam:"d:\hello.bla" to be launched. How to do such file type ...
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How to open xlsx files with Excel 2013 by default on windows 8?

My xslx files open systematically with Excel 2010 when I'd like them to use Excel 2013. Everytime I right click select open with point to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office ...
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Can Notepad++ be made to open file links in itself?

In Settings/Preferences, Notepad++ has an option on the MISC. tab under 'Clickable Link Settings' to the right, to Enable to open links found in the edited files. It underlines them and opens them on ...
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Windows Explorer 'Can't open this item"

Even since installing DWIM Perl on a Windows 7 x64 machine, whenever I install certain programs, attempting to open most MS programs included with Windows gives me: Can't open this item It might have ...
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Having issues with file associations in Win 7

I am trying to link a file type to an app and it's not working. The file type does not show up in the list of known file types and when I go to "Open With" it does not save the app. This issue is not ...
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Stop Office file type associations

Microsoft Office wants to use Microsoft Word as the default HTML editor. I do not want this. I changed the value at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit\command However the next time I start ...
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osx - stop xcode from opening ruby files

I have set my favorite text editor as the default application to open ruby files (.rb extension) multiple times by following Open With -> then Other... then I click the checkbox Always Open With. ...
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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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File associations irrecoverably break when the associated program is moved

I want to open .pde files with processing. I can select to open with processing: The thing is, I unzipped processing in a disorganised folder. I want to organise my folder, so I need to move ...
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Is there a way to not have a default application for a file type in Windows 7

The situation: My wife is a hobby photographer and likes to view/edit her pictures on the Computer (Windows 7 professional) she uses 4-5 different programs to handle the pictures. I told her the ...
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Program doesn't show up in Other Programs in Open With Menu

ever since i upgraded PHPstorm the file association to it has been lost so when i go to the Open With setting to change which program a .php or .xml file opens with, when i go to browse and select ...
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How do I stop Notepad++ taking back file associations?

I've been using Notepad++ in Windows for some time, and while I think it's a good editor, I decided to go back to Emacs to try to learn to make the most of it (writing some elisp and such). As I do ...
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Opening a file in VLC from search bar in Windows 7 changed how all files are opened

I opened a media file using 'Open with VLC media Player' after searching for the file from the start menu. Now all the media files are opening in VLC. I tried changing this using 'Choose a default ...
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file association batch file windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a batch file that will associate .myroom file extension to myroom.exe program in windows 8 so whenever user clicks on a .myroom file, it will open it using myroom.exe software. ...
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MSU File association

In WindOS 7 x64, MSU file type is associated with WUSA.exe under System32 folder. I made a big mistake by changing it to Explorer.exe under Windows folder. Now, I cannot revert back the file ...