This is similar to the Super User question How to change FileZilla so that View/Edit opens .html in Notepad++, not Firefox, but I am asking for FileZilla in Linux. I am using Ubuntu 10.0.4 (Lucid Lynx).

Currently my FileZilla opens files using OpenOffice. I want to change to gedit for all the .log files, etc.


For some reason, my FileZilla has no File Edit and other settings. This is the screenshot to prove I am not blind:

screenshot from FileZilla

  • 1
    That's weird. Is that your whole screen, or just the FileZilla window? If that's your whole screen, can you drag FileZilla around by holding Alt?
    – Rawling
    Jul 4, 2010 at 9:41
  • when i use Alt+E i can find the inner menu items, but the main menu is still not there. i ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling. no use. this will have to do for now.
    – Kim Stacks
    Jul 4, 2010 at 9:47
  • Sorry, I'm not good enough on Linux to be able to help out with the disappearing-menu stuff :)
    – Rawling
    Jul 4, 2010 at 9:55
  • html /usr/bin/gedit usun that in Filetype associations did not work for me in Ubuntu any hint? Jul 28, 2011 at 2:08

1 Answer 1


Go to Edit -> Settings....

Scroll down to File editing -> Filetype associations.

In the Custom filetype associations box, add the line html /usr/bin/gedit (and remove any other line starting with html).

(Taken from here - it's Linux Mint but it should be similar enough in Ubuntu.)


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