Change file association in KDE

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Nov 28 11:27:12 UTC 2007

On 28/11/2007, balazs at <balazs at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Where can I change file association under Kubuntu's KDE?
> In vanilla KDE there is under Kontrol Center -> KDE components -> File
> associations. In Kubuntu's Kontrol Center I don't find this feature.
> So I want to change the application with which system opens file with
> appropriate extensions. (For example I want to use mplayer for opening
> avi files instead of Kaffeine.)
> Thanks in advance!
> Best regards,
> Balazs Heder

Not a real fix, but a band-aid would be to rightclick a file of the
type you want, then select Open With and the program that you want.
Check the "remember this type" (or however it is in English) box and
KDE will remember your preference.

Dotan Cohen

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