New subject, clicking .png's gets wine/Outlook

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Sep 3 16:56:37 UTC 2012

On Monday 03 September 2012 12:45:54 H. Gökhan Sarı did opine:

> Hi Gene,
> Looks like wine messed your default browser. I am not currently using
> KDE, but someone in OpenSuse forums* says you can change default
> browser following:
> Kmenu > Configure Desktop > Advanced > File Assoc > Text > HTML.
I don't have a kmenu, there is only enough kde to get kmail running.  The 
window manager is still gdm.

> From there just adjust the Application Preference Order
> Another suggestion in same thread* is:
> Try going to Desktop Settings/Personalised Settings -> Default
> Applications

Again, there seems not to be a desktop settings in any pulldown.
> > -> Web Browser -> Change to 'in the following broswer' -> browse for
> > firefox
> If these don't work, you can also try saving a HTML in a folder, right
> clicking it to get in file's properties, and changing default
> application that will handle that kind of file.
> [0]:
> -web-browser-kde4.html
> On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
> > Greetings folks;
> > 
> > For 2 or 3 weeks now, whenever I click on a link, or attachment in
> > kmail that ends in a .png, instead of calling firefox to display it,
> > its calling wine/OutlookExploder, which if course has no clue how to
> > handle the mimetype so I don't get to see it at all.
> > 
> > Is there another piece of kde I need to install in order to get a
> > mimetype editor?, I do not presently seem to have one.

I have since installed a few of the usual suspects, but it appears I may 
have to install the full kde to get that stuff.  I would rather not, and it 
seems to me that gnome should have the equivalent function, but it isn't in 
the prefs or admin sections of the pulldowns.


Cheers, Gene
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