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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:49 am    Post subject: [Work-around] Plasma 5.6.5 does not save File Associations Reply with quote

I found that Plasma 5.6.5 (the current version in Gentoo Stable Branch) was not saving changes or additions to System Settings > Applications > File Associations

The following Arch Linux Forums thread has a work-around that worked for me: Cannot change file associations in Plasma 5.4

Rog131 wrote:
I think that two mimeapps.list is the problem - the KDE preference editor is editing the ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list but the (KF5 ?) applications are reading from the ~/.config/mimeapps.list (following order of paths) .

The files at the home are owned by the user so the user can edit them at will.

You could rename the ~/.config/mimeapps.list and then symlink the two mimeapps.list:

ln -s ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list ~/.config/mimeapps.list

(or drag and drop with the file manager and pick the 'link here' option)

Then there will only one configuration file.

I just did what he suggested, and I can now change file associations:

Code:
fitzcarraldo@clevow230ss ~ $ mv ~/.config/mimeapps.list ~/.config/mimeapps.list.bak
fitzcarraldo@clevow230ss ~ $ ln -s  ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list ~/.config/mimeapps.list

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