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Add Acrobat (acroread) to "Open with" menu in Nautilus

asked 2014-03-16 18:29:03 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 15:55:23 -0600

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I have installed an RPM of an old version of Acrobat Reader (9.4.1), the command line is acroread. How can I add acroread to the "Open with" menu?

Other answer to a similar question (e.g. https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/11002/how-do-i-add-a-program-to-the-open-with-other-application-tab/ ) mention editing a /usr/applications/PROGRAMNAME/.desktop but there is not such thing for acroread currently in my system (Fedora 20).

My work around now is to lauch Acrobat and the drop the file in the window.

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answered 2014-03-16 18:37:56 -0600

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After posting the question, I found this page http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/ubuntu-fix-add-program-to-list-of-applications-in-open-with-when-right-clicking-files-in-nautilus/

Apparently one has to create a file named /usr/share/applications/acroread.desktop with the contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Acrobat Reader 
Comment=PDF Viewer
Exec=acroread %f
Icon=Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/192x192/apps/AdobeReader9.png
Type=Application
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Categories=Viewer;

And then Acrobat is going to appear in the "Other Applications" menu and ofter one use, it will be one of the "Open with" options.

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