"Set as default" is absent from "Open with.." context menu

Bug #1413283 reported by anatoly techtonik on 2015-01-21
This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Question http://askubuntu.com/questions/90214/how-to-set-default-program gets 35k+ views. I suspect much of it is because there is no intuitive way to set a file association. See the comment under accepted answer:

    Right-click -> open with -> other application DOES NOT show "Set as default"...
    Right-click -> Properties -> Open With DOES show "Set as default"

I was looking for "Set as default" in "Open with.." menu myself .

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Francesco Flora (francesco-flora1993)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Francesco Flora (francesco-flora1993) → nobody
Christian Mertes (cmertes) wrote :

Sorry for the "me, too" comment but I just want to press how much of an oversight this is for a very common use case. I was close to giving up before I finally found a page detailing the "set as default" button's hiding place.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's a gtk widget, reassigning

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
anatoly techtonik (techtonik) wrote :

Answering to my unspoken question about why 35k views and 68 heats gets low priority. Because top and medium priority are all crashes, and it seems that while crashes are popping up no user features willbe developed https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+3.0/+bugs?orderby=-heat&start=0

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The right place to report requests like that is also upstream where the code is written, https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/issues

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2019-06-30
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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