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> File Type Association Editor, Want to avoid editing .desktop files
post Jun 6 2005, 06:23 PM
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One nuisance with Qtopia is that it is not simple to set what program to use for each file/mime type; it requires editing /home/QtPalmtop/etc/mime.types, as well as the desired application's .desktop file.

What I would like is a simple GUI program that would simplify this - perhaps something that would provide a list of available mime-types (which can be added to/deleted from), with a drop-down list of all available programs listed next to each type (where the current selection would represent the currently associated program). Qtopia's 'Application Key' settings program uses a similar interface.

I don't think such a program would be too difficult to write - it's mostly just a bunch of text parsing. It would probably be fairly easy to do in something like Python/Qt or Ruby/Qt.

I would try it myself, but I don't have the time, nor do I have any real experience with Python/Ruby.

Of course, if such a program already exists, I would greatly appreciate any pointers to it.

- ashikase
- anpachi, gifu, japan
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