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?
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
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.