How to add a custom action for a file type

Amichai Rotman amichai at
Tue Jun 1 08:10:45 UTC 2010

I guess I wasn't clear enough, so here it is again:

I have a specific file type I'd like to send via Bluetooth by default. I my
current setup I right click the file and choose the "Send To" option, then I
get the window which gives me the "Bluetooth (OBEX Push)" option.

What I'd like is for this specific window to open when I double-click the
file in a Nautilus window. This option is not in the available applications
when I click the Add button....

So my question was: where do I edit the list, how do I add and / or remove
items to it and how do I add OBEX Push to it.



Amichai Rotman

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On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 00:06, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

> On 31 May 2010 18:27, Amichai Rotman <amichai at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to configure Nautilus to pop up the Send To dialog when I click
> a
> > specific file type. How do I do this?
> Right click on a file with the appropriate extension and select
> Properties. Select the OpenWith tab and click the add button to add
> the application you want to use, if it is not already available.
> > I mean: When I right click a file and go to the "Open With" tab, there's
> > nothing there.
> > I am running Ubuntu Lucid.
> > Also, how do I remove items from the available application list that
> opens
> > when I click on the Add button at the bottom? I have Notepad 10 times and
> > KDE apps that are not installed...
> I am confused now, are you talking about right click and select
> properties, in which case you already know about the add button, or
> are you talking about right click and Open With in which case there is
> no Add button at the bottom, just Other Application.
> Colin
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