F23 KDE spin, all patches applied.
I'm having trouble adding a file type (System Settings, Applications,
File Associations). The use case is to be able to click on a Commodore
64 disk image and have it come up in a Java program I wrote (this worked
in previous versions).
I click the Add.. button to create application/d64, then add an icon and
the file extensions, and specify my program under "Application
Preference Order". After clicking "Apply", I see the "updating system
configuration" dialog briefly.
But after closing system settings and reopening it, the new file type is
nowhere to be found (and of course, clicking on a file of that type does
nothing but prompt me with the "Open With" dialog).
Is anybody else seeing this? As I say, it worked before; I've been doing
this for years in KDE.
Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
"After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
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Had a similar problem when changing the default application for pdfs between e and plasma.
My impression is that the kcm module still writes to
.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list but now the correct path is .config/mimeapps.list
(or kde-mimeapps.list if you want DE specific) so your changes are ignored.
You can try to
mv .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list .config/kde-mimeapps.list