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Wine not appearing in Open with Application list on fedora 19

asked 2013-08-02 19:42:55 -0500

Paul_enCode gravatar image

Hi all,

I have Fedora 19 64 bit, I have installed wine using yum and updated to latest version. Wine runs fine however I want to set my windows app to launch using wine as the default.

When I open nautilus and right click on my exe file i cannot see wine listed in the open with list.

I have double checked that wine.desktop has %f in the exec command.

Hopefully some guru here can assist with this.

thanks all.

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answered 2013-08-03 20:56:22 -0500

blacklotus gravatar image

Hi, I used to have the same issue, the only "simple" way I found to deal with it is to create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications with this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Wine Windows Program Loader
Exec=wine %U

After creating that file wine should be listed in the "open with..." list when you try to open a .exe file. The only problem with this method is that this "fake" launcher will be shown on the list of programs, I just added a NoDisplay=true flag to the .desktop file after choosing it as my default program to open .exe files to get around that.

There's another method I know of which involves modifying mime-types but it was a bit too much for me.

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answered 2013-10-21 07:40:22 -0500

blnl gravatar image

Edit "/usr/share/applications/defaults.list" file. It must contain the following line:

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answered 2013-08-04 05:16:20 -0500

yanglifu90 gravatar image

wine is command line, you should install GUIs like q4wine.

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