[Techtalk] How to change Gnome's mimetype handling

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 23:35:15 UTC 2007

On 3/3/07, Eeva Järvinen <eevaj at welho.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 04:48:04PM +0100, Wim De Smet wrote:
> >
> > usually right click a doc of the right type, select properties, then
> > one of the tabs has the handler applications, you can pick the default
> > there.
> Yes, I can, but since Gnome thinks .rm files are text/plain, it then
> proceeds to try and open _all_ _text/plain_ _files_ with Realplayer.
> Which is kind of stupid.  I need a way to stop Gnome from thinking .rm
> files are text/plain.

aha I spoke too soon then.
> I'd also benefit from the info how one changes Gnome's behaviour with
> mimetypes in general, because I'd like to add a system-wide mimetype
> for Zilog Z80 core images, too.

I *think* all this is handled by gconf and gnomevfs somewhere. I'd
have to do some looking around to know just where it stores stuff,
though the standard mime database might be a good starting point.


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