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Old 14th March 2017, 03:08 PM
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Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

Hi there,

For some times now I have a problem when I try opening a .docx or .xlsx file with a double click.
I checked Properties -> Opem with

It shows "Extract here" and I can't change it to Libreoffice Writer or Calc at all.

For the moment I have to open them with "open with another application"...

Any one with an idea why this happens ?
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Old 14th March 2017, 03:19 PM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

Right click on docx/xlsx file -> Properties -> Open With (Set as default or Reset)

EDIT: The 'reset' functionality can also be achieved by removing offending lines from ~/.config/mimeapps.list, [Default Applications] stanza.

Last edited by srakitnican; 14th March 2017 at 03:31 PM.
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Old 14th March 2017, 03:47 PM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

Quote:
Originally Posted by srakitnican View Post
Right click on docx/xlsx file -> Properties -> Open With (Set as default or Reset)

EDIT: The 'reset' functionality can also be achieved by removing offending lines from ~/.config/mimeapps.list, [Default Applications] stanza.
This is exactly what I tried to do, but Reset doesn't do anything
I selected Libreoffice Calc but "Set default" is not high-lit and I can't set it as Default Application...
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Old 14th March 2017, 04:12 PM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

From where does your libreoffice come from? Do you have proper .desktop files installed?

Code:
$ grep ^Exec /usr/share/applications/libreoffice*.desktop
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Old 14th March 2017, 04:15 PM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

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Originally Posted by srakitnican View Post
From where does your libreoffice come from? Do you have proper .desktop files installed?

Code:
$ grep ^Exec /usr/share/applications/libreoffice*.desktop
I guess so :

[rudolf@mephisto ~]$ grep ^Exec /usr/share/applications/libreoffice*.desktop
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-calc.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --calc %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-calc.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --calc
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-draw.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --draw %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-draw.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --draw
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-impress.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --impress %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-impress.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --impress
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-math.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --math %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-math.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --math
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --writer
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --calc
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --impress
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --draw
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --base
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --math
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-writer.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --writer %U
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-writer.desktop:Exec=libreoffice --writer
/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-xsltfilter.desktop:Exec=libreoffice %U
[rudolf@mephisto ~]
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Old 20th March 2017, 12:47 AM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

I have the same problem with xlsx files, but the problem is more general. My wxmaxima (symbolic math) files are treated the same way, so it looks to me as though the problem could originate in the file manager.
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Old 20th March 2017, 07:34 AM
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Re: Problem with default opening for .docx and .xlsx

This is a known issue with Gnome see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=779795 which has a fix.
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