Howto restore user choice in Hardy media handling

Jonathan Hudson jh+ubuntu at
Mon Mar 24 11:53:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:03:27 +0000
JosephK <joseph at> wrote:

> On 10:09 Mon 24 Mar     , Jonathan Hudson wrote:
> > In Gutsy, the user could choose which application opened video DVDs and
> > photo media, in gnome-volume-manager.
> > 
> > In Hardy, the applications (totem, f-spot) appear to be fixed by
> > Nautilus. 
> > 
> > Anyone care to explain how to restore user choice in media handling?
> > 
> Possibly a bug?

Thanks for the clue;  --- of course I should have searched for f-spot
bugs rather than nautilus :-)

Appears somewhat suboptimal to me; previously one could just enter the
command in the g-v-m dialogue. Now one has to:

* Find the .desktop (probably for both the app you don't want (to find-
the correct mime types)) as well as the one you want;

* Edit the (system?) desktop file;

* Run two commands:
	sudo update-desktop-database
	sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

* Hope ones favourite app doesn't get upgraded so it all breaks again.

Think I preferred the old way, unless someone has a better idea.


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