Default Applications

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 09:06:50 BST 2007


On Tuesday 02 October 2007 09:01:22 Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 October 2007 07:38:49 Terence Simpson wrote:
> > Mark Fraser wrote:
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > > A couple of things leading on from this:
> > >
> > > 1) My default mail software at the moment is Kmail, if I wanted Firefox
> > > to open mailto: links in Kmail would I just change mozilla-thunderbird
> > > above to kmail?
> > >
> > > 2) I thought I'd have a look to see what else I could configure this
> > > way and came across sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-manager,
> > > imagine my surprise when I found it was defaulted to metacity. Is this
> > > what it should be for Kubuntu, if not why is it set as that on mine?
> >
> > That's not the default for KDE, it should be set to kwin. That being
> > said the script that starts KDE when you login starts kwin directly
> > anyway (or it should).
> > Easy way to check, press Ctrl-Esc (or KMenu > KSysGuard > Processes tab)
> > and see if kwin or matacity is running.
>
> I've changed it now and Kwin is running, but what would have caused
> metacity to become the default and what would have installed it?

Just found the 3 installed metacity packages in Adept Manager and selecting 
them from removal doesn't hilight anything else in 'Preview Changes'. So is 
it OK to uninstall metacity?




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