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    Default Thunderbird as Default Application for opening .EML files

    Running openSUSE 13.2 and Gnome 3.14 (x86_64) and have Thunderbird set up as my default email application.
    But if I save an email File from Thunderbird and next dual-click on the .eml file i Gnome Files, it tries to open by default with Evolution which is not set up.

    Right click on the .eml file brings up the context menu that confirms on top "Open with Evolution",
    Selecting Open with > Thunderbird works however.

    I have also looked on the following files
    ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
    ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    ~/.config/mimeapps.list

    and manually edited and changed 'evolution' to 'thunderbird' in the latter, which didn't change this behavior.

    So where to change this .EML file association so that it will be opened default in Thunderbird, preferably with a gui tool?


    Thanks,
    Terje

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    Default Re: Thunderbird as Default Application for opening .EML files

    I have also tried to remove the 'evolution' and 'Evolution' packages with zypper (not the 'evolution-data-server' because of many other dependices)
    and I also renamed ~/.gconf/apps/evolution.

    Now, gedit instead has suddenly become the default app that loads when I try to open .eml files.

    That is, something happened, but not what I really wanted.

    The question is therefore yet: how to configure Thunderbird to the default app that opens .eml files?

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    Default Re: Thunderbird as Default Application for opening .EML files

    Quote Originally Posted by terjejh View Post
    The question is therefore yet: how to configure Thunderbird to the default app that opens .eml files?

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    One way might be to select 'Properties' > 'Open With' of a .eml file with Nautilus. From there, it is possible to set the 'Default Application. I think mimeapps.list is the file you want to eamine. If you want to get your hands dirty with config files, then read the following

    http://standards.freedesktop.org/mim...pec-1.0.1.html

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    Default Re: Thunderbird as Default Application for opening .EML files

    I'm not really a gnome user (I don't even have it installed) but I do remember that a lot of settings could be changed with the gconf-editor, also I believe there was an option in nautilus for setting the default apps for certain actions/file types in Gnome, see nautilus's preferences.

    See mozilla's thoughts on the matter
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_ma...#Linux_-_Gnome

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    One way might be to select 'Properties' > 'Open With' of a .eml file with Nautilus. From there, it is possible to set the 'Default Application.
    Thank you, that works great! So easy and yet so difficult to find

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I'm not really a gnome user (I don't even have it installed) but I do remember that a lot of settings could be changed with the gconf-editor, also I believe there was an option in nautilus for setting the default apps for certain actions/file types in Gnome, see nautilus's preferences.

    See mozilla's thoughts on the matter
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_ma...#Linux_-_Gnome
    I'm not quite sure, but I think this isn't really valid longer or updated to Gnome 3.x (?)

    Thanks,
    Terje

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    Default Re: Thunderbird as Default Application for opening .EML files

    Quote Originally Posted by terjejh View Post
    Thank you, that works great! So easy and yet so difficult to find
    Glad to have been of help

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