Tweaking system-wide file associations

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at
Tue Aug 22 10:20:40 BST 2006

Rich Winkel wrote:

> Hi,
> I see various approaches to do this, all different, mentioned in the
> mailing
> list archives but none of them quite seem to work.  My most recent
> iteration was to copy the *.desktop files from ~/.kde/applnk to
> /usr/local/share/applications (this is on freebsd).  After doing this,
> kde no longer knew how to open the "Home" icon on my desktop!
> Could someone tell me, what is the correct way?
> Shouldn't this be listed in the system administration faq?


I think you want to copy .desktop files from ~/.kde/share/mimelnk
to /usr/local/share/mimelnk

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