File Association

Doug dmcgarrett at
Sun Feb 13 19:22:29 UTC 2011

On 02/13/2011 12:12 PM, John wrote:
> Hi, All
> I am new here, and to kubuntu, I have set up kUBUNTU 10.10 on my laptop
> (Extensa 5630Z), everything is going well, there is however a small
> problem with Thunderbird, and Firefox in that when I click a link in a
> file or from the desktop then Thunderbird fires up instead of Firefox ??
> I decided to do a test by creating a "link to Location" on the desktop,
> called it test linked to "", when I clicked the
> link Thunderbird fired up together with a pop-up to set a program as the
> default (I thought woopeee! its sorting itself out) I selected
> /usr/bin/firefox and ticked the check box to make it permanent, shut
> Thunderbird down and tried again, now I get both Thunderbird and Firefox
> starting up, so a little progress.
> Now where do I remove the association for Thunderbird to stop it
> Starting up in the above situation ?
> I have Googled and and found nothing of help.
> All help much appreciated
I don't know if this applies to you, but I am using a KDE distro (PCLOS) and
I found that if the icons (widgets) are too close together, to where the
plasma rectangles overlap, when you snap on one, you get the other, or
both.  Move the icons further apart to fix this.


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