KDE4 : Association of file types to applications

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 9 16:24:49 GMT 2009

On Friday 09 January 2009 16:02:28 Guido Pinkernell wrote:
> Hi all,
> does kde4 lack the possibility of associating file types to applications? I
> have checked a few sources (among them the ML-archives), and it says
> somewhere that although early version of KDE4 did in fact not provide such
> an option, from kde 4.1 there must be an option in the kcontrolsettings.
> However, I simply can't find it. Apparently it ist not installed:
KDE4 doesn't use kcontrol.  It uses systemsettings.

> guido at amilo:~> kcmshell4 filetypes
> findServiceByDesktopPath: filetypes.desktop not found
> kcmshell(3491)/kcmshell (kdelibs) locateModule: Could not find module '
> "filetypes" '.
> This is on KDE Version 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3) "release 69.2"
Open systemsettings, Advanced tab, and there, on the top row, you'll find File 

Systemsettings replaces kcontrol.  However, there are not as many settings 
available there, as some of the old settings only referred to one application, 
so it made sense to move the settings into that application.


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