defaults.list or mimeapps.list?

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Jan 21 09:01:17 PST 2014

Jerome Leclanche wrote:

> I'm finding a lot of conflicting information. Which to use? I'm using
> mimeapps.list currently, I was certain defaults.list was the
> deprecated one but I need an official word on this.

See "Default application ordering" on

In effect, its a bit implementation specific... gnome uses defaults.list, 
kde uses a mixture of InitialPreference= key and mimeapps.list

-- Rex

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