Tip: how to prune your Open With list

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ToddAndMargo

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May 29, 2020, 7:00:40 PM5/29/20
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Hi All,

Fedora 32, x64
Xfce 4.14
Thunar-1.8.14-1.fc32.x86_64
krusader-2.7.2-2.fc32.x86_64

After using your computer for a while, you will notice
that your "Open With" dialogue starts to fill up
with duplicates and others stray entries you don't
want. I have attached a screen shot (from Krusader)
showing the issue:

https://ibb.co/vcGnkPP

Thunar does not have the ability (or at least one I could
find) to handle this. But Krusader does:

--> Krusader
--> right click on the file
--> select Properties
--> "File Options" (tab)
--> File Type Options (button half way down)

File Type Options gives you the ability to Add, Edit,
Remove entries from your Open With list. And it does
migrate to Thunar.

I have attached another screen shot of File Type Options
for *.png

https://ibb.co/b1tJNkB

What a mess! I have to clean up .png something big time!

I have opened a Request for Enhancement (RFE) to
Thunar over at

RFE: give ability to delete Open With entries
https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/-/issues/309

Took me years to figure this out. Ed over on the
Fedora mailing list told me how.

Happy cleaning!

-T

ToddAndMargo

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May 29, 2020, 9:55:35 PM5/29/20
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On 2020-05-29 16:00, 'ToddAndMargo' via krusader-users wrote:
> --> Krusader
>   --> right click on the file
>     --> select Properties
>       --> "File Options" (tab)
>         --> File Type Options (button half way down)

Just out of curiosity, what file is "File Type
Options" altering?

Yuri Chornoivan

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May 30, 2020, 4:31:48 AM5/30/20
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сб, 30 трав. 2020 о 04:55 'ToddAndMargo' via krusader-users <krusade...@googlegroups.com> пише:
Hi,

~/.config/mimeapps.list

Best regards,
Yuri

ToddAndMargo

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May 30, 2020, 11:52:11 PM5/30/20
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On 2020-05-30 01:31, Yuri Chornoivan wrote:
> сб, 30 трав. 2020 о 04:55 'ToddAndMargo' via krusader-users
> <krusade...@googlegroups.com
> <mailto:krusade...@googlegroups.com>> пише:
>
> On 2020-05-29 16:00, 'ToddAndMargo' via krusader-users wrote:
> > --> Krusader
> >    --> right click on the file
> >      --> select Properties
> >        --> "File Options" (tab)
> >          --> File Type Options (button half way down)
>
> Just out of curiosity, what file is "File Type
> Options" altering?
>
> Hi,
>
> ~/.config/mimeapps.list
>
> Best regards,
> Yuri

Cool. Thank you!


jpg clean up:

Before:

$ grep -i jpg ./.config/mimeapps.list

image/jpeg=eog-3.desktop;gimp.desktop;org.gnome.Shotwell-Viewer.desktop;userapp-Mail
Recipient-Y56XKZ.desktop;ristretto.desktop;org.gnome.eog.desktop;picasa-usercreated.desktop;wine-extension-jpeg.desktop;vivaldi-stable.desktop;brave-browser.desktop;pto_gen.desktop;wine-extension-jpg.desktop;wine-extension-jpe.desktop;wine-extension-jfif.desktop;userapp-leafpad-8F3W0V.desktop;userapp-OpenSmartSuite-882S5V.desktop;userapp-vlc-66X34V.desktop;userapp-leafpad-6UAM0V.desktop;userapp-OpenSmartSuite-MJ6NXV.desktop;wine-extension-bin.desktop;


After:

$ grep -i jpg ./.config/mimeapps.list

image/jpeg=eog.desktop;userapp-leafpad-8F3W0V.desktop;userapp-OpenSmartSuite-882S5V.desktop;picasa-usercreated.desktop;wine-extension-jpeg.desktop;pto_gen.desktop;wine-extension-jpg.desktop;wine-extension-jpe.desktop;wine-extension-jfif.desktop;userapp-vlc-66X34V.desktop;userapp-leafpad-6UAM0V.desktop;userapp-OpenSmartSuite-MJ6NXV.desktop;wine-extension-bin.desktop;

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