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I want to change the default text editor in KDE (FWIW: from Kate to code-oss). I know I can go to Settings->File Associations and change it tenths of times :( Is there an easier way to do it?

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(Replace the old answer by a better, cleaner, easier suggestion by kralyk. Copy from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22368931/change-default-text-editor-in-fedora-20-kde#comment55074051_22389163)

There actually is a central location - kind of. When you change preferences for text/plain, you'll find out it's reflected in a whole bunch of other file types as well, because they somehow derive from text/plain. But it's not immediately visible.

Following, the old answer

The file that contains the "default text editor" setting is /etc/xdg/kde-mimeapps.list. So use nano (or your preffered editor) as super user

sudo nano /etc/xdg/kde-mimeapps.list

and then change the text/plain settings. I changed min to code-oss.desktop which is the Code OSS editor.

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    This trick also works in the file associations settings mime types by setting text/plain as well via the settings GUI. Sep 24, 2020 at 13:43

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