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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Sep 3 20:01:46 UTC 2012

On 3 September 2012 17:56, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
> 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.

Have you got System Settings?  If so then have a look in System
Settings > Details > Default Applications.

You could boot into Unity and check the settings there, but whether
kmail will use the same settings or not is another matter.


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