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Where should the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable be defined?

The XDG specification talks about the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable, but does not specify where it should be defined. Should we define it in /etc/X11/Xsession, or is it the window manager's config file ...
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How can I register a custom protocol with xdg?

I've been struggling this morning trying to associate an application with a custom protocol, namely emacsclient and org-protocol. I'm calling this protocol from a webbrowser bookmarklet, and I get ...
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!xdg-open <URL> doesn't open the website in my default browser

I am using gvim 7.3.401 on archlinux. The shell command :!xdg-open http://www.vim.org doesn't open my default browser with that link. In fact, it appears to do nothing. This works as expected within ...
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Picasa:// links in Google Chrome (Linux)

When I go to Picasa Web to see another user's album, I can download pictures using Picasa with it. This launched a URL like picasa://downloadfeed/?url=http%3A... In Firefox, when I click this, I ...
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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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Rename Linux home folder structure to system language

I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, ...
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Dissappearing those pesky .x* config files

I'm trying to force as many of my dotfiles as possible to honor $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (and friends) instead of crapping all over my home directory. This involves some minor tweaks to some common apps, but ...
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What are the step to move all your dotfiles into XDG directories?

The XDG Base Directory Specification provide a set of directory one may used to store data that used to go in so called dot files/directory in the user folder. This post aims to help users who desire ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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right-click (xdg-open) opened up some opaque windows covering my screen; xkill won't kill them

I right-clicked on something in chromium with relatively low memory. Chromium opened up some opaque right-click boxes and never filled them in and won't kill them. These are now covering part of all ...
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How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...
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Configure which program to use as terminal

I have created a neovim.desktop file for a (terminal) application that looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Name=Neovim MimeType=text/english;text/plain;... Exec=nvim -f %F Type=Application Terminal=true ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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Single directory for global git configuration files on Windows

I have a git repository that has my git configurations, i.e. config and ignore files. On GNU Linux I clone this repository to ~/.config since git respects $XDG_CONFIG_HOME. I would like to use a ...
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Redirecting xdg-open to another system?

I frequently ssh into a linux system offsite and love to use tools like 'hub' and others that offer commandline tools that open X-apps (most commonly web-browsers). However, it always fails because ...