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08 Oct 2014 Set og change default “Open With” application in Ubuntu

This post describes how to associate a file ending like PAR2-files with the pypar2 application in Ubuntu Unity.
You can also use the mimeopen command to change associated file type to other applications.

$ mimeopen -d unknown-file.par2
Please choose a default application for files of type application/x-par2

	1) Other...

use application #1
use command: /usr/bin/pypar2
Opening "unknown-file.par2" with usr  (application/x-par2)

pypar2 will now open the files automatically when you open it using Nautilus filemanager.

This has been tested on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04.

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17 Apr 2011 Choosing Gnome as default Desktop in Ubuntu 11.04

This post describes how you can change from the Unity Desktop environment that is the default desktop environment to the Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Beta.
The desktop environment I like to use is the desktop named Ubuntu Classic and you can change to this desktop by going to (or searching for) System Settings -> System-> Admin -> Login.

Here you can choose between

  • Ubuntu Classic (No effects)
  • Ubuntu (Safe Mode)
  • Ubuntu
  • XBMC
  • Ubuntu Classic
  • Recovery Console

Log out of the Unity desktop after choosing Ubuntu Classic and pressing the Close button.

You can now choose your desired desktop environment from the bottom of the screen. If you would like to use the Gnome Desktop environment like the one we are used to in Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier, just choose Ubuntu Classic and login again.

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