How to choose application to launch file with?

Jeff Hanson jeff at
Mon Jun 9 17:29:08 UTC 2014

I keep trying to open files/links for torrents or software center links,
etc that I don't have a default application for in Xubuntu and it brings up
that dialog box that says:
"This link needs to be opened with an application. Send to:
Choose an Application"
I hit choose and it opens up my downloads folder..
Shouldn't there be a list of applications or something?
I don't have to navigate to where the program is installed in my filesystem
do I?
I sure hope not.

Also is this the right list to be asking this again?

Jeff Hanson
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