Default file manager and folder associations

Mark markg85 at
Mon Jun 18 14:15:56 BST 2012

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM, Thomas Lübking
<thomas.luebking at> wrote:
> Am 17.06.2012, 22:18 Uhr, schrieb Jacopo De Simoi <wilderkde at>:
>> so in the end I agree with you that the crucial issue is the misleading
>> caption of the checkbox in the “open with…” dialog.
>> Who is the right person to discuss with?
> it's not like i didn't have to look it up myself (
> Pino seems to have touched it last, more i do not know either - just write a
> patch ;-)
> Cheers,
> Thomas

So, i did some deeper digging into this. Quite interesting results to
say the least :)
In the file: kio/kfile/kopenwithdialog.cpp line 779 you can find:
  apps.prepend(serviceId); // make it the preferred app

Yes, even with that comment behind it.
A git blame turns out that David is the one to "blame" for that one:

5bf58ae2 kio/kfile/kopenwithdialog.cpp (David Faure         2008-02-29
21:12:14 +0000 779)     apps.prepend(serviceId); // make it the
preferred app

Perhaps David can shed some light on this little issue?

I'm guessing the following would be the best solution:
- Add a chechbox that becomes tickable when you tick "Remember ....".
The added checkbox should say something like: "Make default"
- By default (so when the "Make default" is not checked) it should
append the item to the list, not prepend.

Just my 5 cents :)

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