Re: [Evolution] How to edit list of applications to open attachments

On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 12:21 +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:
On Thu, 2017-06-01 at 12:50 -0700, W Van Snyder wrote:
On Thu, 2017-06-01 at 07:40 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
In any case, it would be helpful to have a clue in the evolution
guide. The more detailed the clue, the more useful it is.

But it isn't Evolution that controls that - as it is not Internet
Explorer in Windows which controls what app handles something
downloaded.  That is determine by MIME-type to application
a feature provided by the underlying environment.

Exactly that kind of clue is what's missing from the Evolution

In recent user help versions (not six year old versions),
links to the desktop environment help to explain how to change which
web browser to open when clicking on links in Evolution.

That points to a Gnome page which tells you to open the Activities
dialogue and select a browser. Unfortunately that is not applicable if
the user is running KDE, and I for one can't see a way to get to it
from gnome-control-center, so manually editing a config file seems to
be the only way to do it.

Anything else should exactly NOT be in the Evolution handbook. 
Because it should be in desktop environment user docs, not in Evolution
user docs. Plus I'd expect your distro / sysadmin to set up and/or
document such underlying stuff anyway...

Indeed, that's both the positive and the negative aspect of the whole
concept of a "desktop environment". If you're in the "wrong"
environment, things don't work smoothly. I use a number of Gnome apps
including Evolution under KDE because a) they are often more functional
than the KDE equivalents, and b) I really detest the Gnome desktop as
such (IMHO its UI is inadequate). No doubt some people use KDE apps
under Gnome and have the opposite view. The attempt to unify desktop
settings via XDG is laudable but seems to be focussed on the lowest
common denominator rather than the highest user accessibility. Anyway,
I'm wandering off topic so I'll stop.


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