[ubuntu-za] Lost configuration file

Walter Leibbrandt walter+ubuntuza at translate.org.za
Wed Jan 14 08:22:40 GMT 2009

David Rubin wrote:
> There are 2 files
> /etc/gnome/defaults.list  --System wide all users configuration
> ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list  -- For the user over ridden
> defaults.

Wow! This thread had me digging through gconf, ~/.config/ and ~/.gnome* 
looking for this. Thanks, David!

I have to add that looking at the contents of my 
~/.local/share/applications/, it seems that the mimeapps.list contains 
my "custom" associations (those selected from a file's right-click menu) 
and defaults.list contains application-changed associations (all but one 
entry is for Google Earth) that I didn't change myself.

Very interesting, but annoying at the same time: all these configuration 
paradigms are simply unnecessary. But that's a rant for a different 
thread. :)



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