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Run custom command instead of browser when clicking http(s) links

I am running a Fedora desktop with virtualised Windows 7 for certain programs that are needed for my daily work. One annoyance is that links in programs try to open with the default browser inside the ...
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file?

What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file? I've searched around and found several values being used, including: application/x-gzip application/x-gtar application/x-tgz But I could find no ...
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Does changing the default program for opening a specific file affects the computer behavior?

I have some .java files that I want to view/edit in Notepad++, but I am not sure how this will affect other programs. Would the compiler still be able to compile them, or would I find some issues? I ...
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saving/:w a python file in gvim is creating two of the same files with different extensions [duplicate]

When I first :w test.py My file saves on my desktop with a picture of a python script and the file type is shown as Python File. Now when I go to save my file without including the name as in :w a ...
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How to change Windows 7 zip icon

I have a strange problem with 7zip and default icons in windows-explorer for file-type *.zip. I know that setting and replacing icons for 7zip has already been thoroughly discussed on the net. I have ...
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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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Order by sub-type in Windows File explorer

Say I have the files: File1.bla.txt File1.htm File1.foo.txt File2.bla.txt I want to order them first by type (txt/htm) and then by file sub-type (if it has any: bla/foo). So: File1.htm ...
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How to get mach-O executables architecture information on Debian?

The problem I'm attempting to install darwin on a physical machine and boot it from grub2. However grub2 only support XNU kernels as non universal binaries (I don't want to compile /mach_kernel, so ...
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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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Can't create shortcuts for .com files

I wanted to create a shorcut for c:\windows\system32\more.com file in Desktop using ctrl+shift and drag and drop, and it silently ignored by not creating anything, then I decided to drag and drop it ...
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How can I automatically open files in an editor in Windows

I work with a lot of different data in text files and the extensions are used for categorizing what data is contained so windows is always complaining that it doesn't know what to do with these files ...
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Can't fix file association after removing unwanted junkware

I am having issues with my Type of file parameter, and default opening. As you can see in the "open with" window, the option to select default is greyed out. On the left it says that the type of file ...
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Open H and C files as text files in browser?

I'm using Firefox. When I come across a source file I want to examine, Firefox performs a download of the file. Then I have to wait 5 or 10 seconds for Xcode to spin up. For example, genks.c. I'd ...
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How to go about accessing old filetypes?

I was recently given a floppy drive with a bunch of files on it from the early 1990s and was instructed to get access all the data. Unfortunately, these filetypes cannot be accessed by modern ...
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Excel 2013 wont let me save XLSX files

So, just recently when I tried to save an excel (.xlsx) file in Excel 2013, I got the following error message: I have not changed my file block settings in the trust center however. Here is a ...
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How to open a Microsoft Works file

Is there a way to open a Microsoft Works file without downloading a file-opening program? Can anything in MS Office do it?
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Windows search can't find .lvm-files? (files created by Native Instruments' LabView)

I have gotten several files for several kinds of measurements. They were generated by some ADC (specific type does not matter) and the necessary software Labview, which are both made by Native ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Detect syntax based on file header

How would I get Sublime Text 3 to recognize file type (i.e. set syntax and build system) based on a files header? For example: If the first line of a file was <!DOCTYPE html>, it would be ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...
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Way of identifying plaintext file types in bash?

Is there any alternative to the file command that can be used to identify plaintext file types that don't have a magic number? E.g. something I can give a file to that contains JSON and I'll get back ...
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How to open .RAW file with bizarre custom header

I have a bizarre .raw file in the following format, that I need to open for a class project. It has the following structure using the example of a 487x414 photo: The number of rows is two un-signed ...
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.xls file type unknown [closed]

[filename].xls_01 represents a portion of a file that is larger than 25MB. Since the file type was unknown, it was broken into smaller segments in order to make it more manageable. Anyone come ...
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VIM - in colorscheme file, how to have different colours depending on what the syntax is?

I use VIM and I want I use my own customized slate colorscheme (slate-mine.vim). In slate-mine.vim, is there a way for me to do something like if syntax == django html then apply the following ...
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VIM - how to open .html files with django html syntax rather than just html syntax?

I use Django a lot and I just want to open all .html files with the htmldjango syntax rather than html syntax. Is there a way for me to tell vim to open all html files with a htmldjango syntax? ...
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Editing the htmldjango.vim file

I like htmldjango.vim syntax highlighting except for a few things. 1) It highlights all variables (whatever starts with {{ or {% and ends with }} or %}) white and gives it a red font. I want all ...
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creating a basic html vim syntax file

I use vim and type a lot of Django html code and I don't like the htmldjango.vim or html.vim highlighting syntax. I decided I should just create my own basic syntax highlighting for Django html. All I ...
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Is there any program that genuinely recreates the functionality of file types in Windows 7? [closed]

I downloaded about 5 programs and none of them are like the file options in windows 7. In particular you can't give arguments to commands that you're going to open the program with. I tried writing ...
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How to set file association in Windows Explorer?

I have installed the Canopy Python package, and when I double-click a python file it opens the Canopy editor. I want clicking the file to run it, not edit it. I have changed the file properties to ...
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Is there a way I could transfer all files of a given extension with SSH?

do you know how I could transfer all files with a particular extension (ex. txt files) from a server and keep the folder sctructure using SSH Secure File Transfer? I'm using Win 7 Pro 64-bit, and I ...
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How do you open a .msu file?

How does one open an ".msu" file? I'm trying to install PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP SP3. I read that you can use something called wusa.exe or a packet manager program?
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Configure software to show specific filetype in file->open dialog

I use TexnicCenter as an editor for .tex files and .lua files as well. In the file->open dialog box, only certain filetypes are shown by default (e.g. .tex, .sty, .bib etc.). In order to open a ...
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Convert word to djvu file format? [duplicate]

I want to convert word documents to djvu format, but I can't find any software that can do that. Can someone recommend to me a online converter od some software that can do that? I really need this ...
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Shell Context Menu Commands for Kindle Files Only Showing for Certain Extensions

A while ago, I added a number of context menu commands to import Kindle books into Calibre and convert them to EPUB (under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Amazon.Kindle.content). All associated extensions are set ...
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How to remove file type associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have set up a custom file association for .cfg to open in WordPad, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove it. How do I remove file associations in Windows 7?
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How to find the extension of a file once it has been removed or changed? [duplicate]

Say you are given a file whose extension has been removed or changed (file.tar.gz --> file.blah). This file is decompressed and its contents are used by an application. But you don't have access to ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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what purpose does HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\fileexts serve?

Back in the day, one merely need look at HKCR\.ext which would point to HKCR\type-handler. HKCR is now a dynamic link to both HKCU\software\classes and HKLM\software\classes, in a cascade pattern ...
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How to configure Windows to open CSV files directly in the browser?

How can I configure Windows and/or Internet Explorer so it opens online CSV files (files on the internet) directly in the browser without asking to download them? I want the same behavior of TXT ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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How do I unassociate a program from a file type?

If I have a file.class and I opened it with Notepad, how do I destroy that association so that Notepad is not associated with .class? I do not want to change the .class association to another program ...
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Java weirdest behaviour ever?

Overnight, Java seems to have been corrupted on my computer. I had Java JDK and regular Java installed. The first thing that was happening when I tried to execute a .jar file was a message asking how ...
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Give different file types different icons but have them open with the same program

I have several file types that I want to have open with the same program. I also want them to have different icons. When I set one file to have a different icon, it changes the icon for all of the ...
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change application associated with an extension

In windows 7 how can I change the application that opens a the files of a specific file extension without changing anything else about the file type i.e.: I don't want the current icon to be changed ...
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General Compressibility Of Various File Formats [closed]

Has anyone come across list of which file formats generally compress well (in general algorithms)? Generally, text files .txt compress well, and media-files (.mp3, .avi, etc) do not compress well. ...
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Change file type descriptions in Windows 7

I am using a certain file type (.QTZ) which I have successfully linked to an application. When I double click, the correct application starts. However, in Windows Explorer, it still says it is a "QTZ ...
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Extend capabilities of Finder's quick view

When you have selected a text, source, html file, etc., in Finder and press spacebar, a quick view will come up showing content. When the file extension isn't one that is recognized, it will instead ...
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Is this a File Header / Magic Number?

I've got 120,000 files (way more, actually; this is just an arbitrary subset) of an unknown type. Linux file does not identify them (not that they're necessarily Linux files), nor do any other methods ...
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How can I open a .alx or .cod or .prc or .sis file on a computer?

I found a .zip file of something, and I downloaded it. Inside it were only a .alx and a .cod file (presumably of the same thing). I don't have a Blackberry. Is there a way to open one of the two of ...
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How do I find out what the file-type of an image is?

I have image that is not opening. However online convertors are able to convert it. How do I retrieve the image format? When opening file in text editor, the following information may be found: ...