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How do i add a program to the "Open with other application" tab?

asked 2012-01-25 08:26:56 -0500

Ginjuo gravatar image

updated 2013-09-09 22:24:46 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi!

I'm fairly new to linux, and have a issue: I have installed Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2007 with the PlayOnLinux application. It works great, and i have succseeded to place a shortcut in the application browser tool (the one that you can see when you put the mouse in the upper left corner).

The problem is, that whenever i want to open a doc or docx file, i need to open word first, and then click "open" to finde the directory of the file i want to have opened. I can't choose word as a standart program from the "Open with other application" tab, and i can't set in a custom command. So how do I do this?

I have tried to place my .desktop file of word into the directory ~/.local/share/applications but that doesn't change anything.

I also tried to configure the mimeinfo and defaults.list in /usr/share/application/ but I didn't really knew how to do it.

The command in the Microsoft Word 2007.desktop says: /usr/share/playonlinux --run "Microsoft Word 2007"

The above goes for power point and excel as well.

I use fedora 16, and a GNOME based core or something.

I hope someone has an asnwer to my frustrations :) Regards

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answered 2014-01-16 09:27:03 -0500

deusdara gravatar image

Hi

Please see that thread

Ubuntu Fix: Add Program to List of Applications in “Open With” When Right-Clicking Files in Nautilus

http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/ubuntu-fix-add-program-to-list-of-applications-in-open-with-when-right-clicking-files-in-nautilus/

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answered 2012-01-25 11:28:28 -0500

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Please post the contents of your "Microsoft Word 2007.desktop" file. This mentions it should contain something like this: "Exec=yourprogram %U". Though I've never tried PlayOnLinux so this may not work at all.

Here's what I will suggest you use instead of running MS Word on a non Windows OS: Install/Use the perfectly working word processor, spreadsheet, presentation etc applications that can be obtained with any linux distribution. libreoffice is the currently used one with Fedora.

Hope this helps.

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@Ginjuo. I'm wondering if you dislike LibreOffice because you don't know it. Certain things and functions are different to handle than in MS Office. I was in similar situation like you -- but once iI started learning LilbreOffice I started liking it. Give it a try and you will see that it is not as bad as you think now.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-16 12:28:59 -0500 )edit

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