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    Default Changing default mail app for GNOME

    On my newly upgraded opensuse 11.4 with GNOME, I was trying to change my default mail client. I go into Preferred Applications and under email, all it lists is Evolution. I would like to change it to my Groupwise client. Googling the problem, I found that I should be able to enter a custom command there for a new entry but there is no custom option. So I googled that problem and found that it's a bug in Gnome. I found a few ideas for workarounds but I could never get any to work.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Changing default mail app for GNOME

    Fire up gconf-editor and search on mail, you should be able to change the evolution.desktop entry to your groupwise desktop name (you need to confirm the correct name of the .desktop).
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    OK, here's what I tried so far...

    I fired up gconf-editor and did a search for 'mail'. Found several keys. The first I tried was /apps/panel/default_setup/objects/email_launcher, I changed its launch location from evolution.desktop to gwclient.desktop. Closed the editor and tried a link. It still pulled up evolution.

    Then I found /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto but it already has 'groupwise %s' in the command field. Below that was /schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto
    and its command field was blank. But when I tried to modify it, I get a message that says 'Currently pairs and schemas can't be edited. This will be changed in a later version.'

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    Default Re: Changing default mail app for GNOME

    I have a similar problem.will deleting ".gconf" folder in my home folder and restarting my system reset default apps and show up all the available apps in gnome 3.0?
    I have two browsers and want bith of them to show up in default list ?
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    I'm using gnome 2.32.1 if that helps the troubleshooting.

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    Nevermind, found it myself.

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    The only thing is that is stores the xml and config files as hidden files in your personal home directory so I manually copy them to the same folder that holds the jpg's just to be more organized.

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    Sorry for a late reply, but how does that wallpaper changer help with changing the mail client?

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