Unman: > On Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 01:49:54AM +0000, js...@riseup.net wrote: >> Hi everyone, >> >> I followed the instructions in the Qubes docs to create a dispvm >> template based on the whonix-ws template. I installed a few applications >> in the template (gedit, libreoffice, etc.) and I've been able to >> customize my dispvm by setting preferences in applications. >> >> I'm having trouble changing the default applications that files open in >> though. For example, whenever I open a plain text file in a dispvm, it >> opens in libreoffice. I want it to open in gedit instead. I'm having a >> similar issue with pdf and image files. >> >> I tried using update-alternatives in whonix-ws-dvm, but that didn't work >> for me (the only options for editors were non-gui editors like nano and >> vim). Changing the default application in the file manager (dolphin) in >> whonix-ws-dvm also doesn't work for me. >> >> I'm able to get around this by opening a terminal in a dispvm, then >> using the "copy to vm" feature to copy the text file to my new dispvm, >> then opening gedit in terminal, then opening the file from >> QubesIncoming, but this is a pain. >> >> Does anyone know how to change the default applications for dispvms? > > This has been covered a number of times on the list - it's a subset of > configuring the dispVMTemplate. If setting it in file manager doesnt > work then mimeopen should serve. > There was a thread "How to set file association in disposable VMs" 6 > months back - that should have everything you need. > > unman
Thank you very much, the instructions in that other thread worked perfectly! I might have performed some unnecessary steps, but here's what I did: 1. Open dolphin in whonix-ws. 2. Set file association for all desired filetypes in dolphin. 3. Use mimeopen -d in whonix-ws terminal to set default for all filetypes. 4. Shut down whonix-ws. 5. qvm-run -a whonix-ws-dvm konsole in dom0 terminal to open terminal in whonix-ws-dvm. 6. Perform same steps as above (set file association in dolphin and with mimeopen -d). 7. touch /home/user/.qubes-dispvm-customized in whonix-ws-dvm terminal. 8. Shut down whonix-ws-dvm. 9. qvm-create-default-dvm whonix-ws in dom0 terminal. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/27def6b9-b514-b1de-1ade-f146ea5b67fc%40riseup.net. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.