Default Program | File Association

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at
Fri Feb 1 02:59:12 PST 2008

Mildred wrote:
> Le Thu 24/01/2008 à 08:08 Hayden à écrit:
> > I think it would be best not to allow applications to set themselves
> > as the default application as this should entirely be a user
> > preference. However it would be nice to be able to read this value.
> Yes, but people may not know how to change the default application, and
> having a dialog telling "Foo is not currently your default application
> for viewing bars, would you like to make it your default application ?"
> is easier for most users.

When talking about usability, the context menu "Open With" could contain
one additional item: "Change default application". It will be well
visible for beginners and accessible advanced users (in Nautilus it is
now Properties->Open With) and not forcing advanced users to disable it.

And when one day Desktop actions will become reality, it could also
contain "Change Default Action" -> "View" "Edit" "Convert"

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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