Changing file associations in KDE is hard

Bug #391626 reported by user109519 on 2009-06-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Base
One Hundred Papercuts

Bug Description

It's quite hard, especially compared to GNOME, to change the file associations of a file in KDE. I have to open the properties and click a tiny button with a wrench on it, in order to open a separate dialog which finally allows me to change the file associations in an ordered list. This is way too hard and should be just as simple as it is in GNOME.

user109519 (cumulus-007) on 2009-06-24
description: updated
tags: added: context kde menu papercut
tags: added: context-menu
removed: context menu
Celeste Lyn Paul (seele) wrote :

Instead of using the small icon, maybe the button should say [Change...]? Or, maybe the File Type is clickable with an ellipsis beside it and you click on the File Type or ellipsis to bring up the file type dialog. Should talk to upstream about this.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Erm, how is this much more complicated than in gnome?
a) right click -> open properties -> go to 'Open With' -> add the app you want
b) right click -> open with application -> select the app you want and select 'remember this app...'

a) right click -> open properties -> click on the file type config button -> select the app you want
b) right click -> open with -> other... -> select the app you want and select 'Remember app association ...'

I don't see much difference there.

For the button: please file a bug about dolphin at
so the developers can talk to you directly. I think the button is fine, but using something like [_ICON_ "Change..."] instead might be better indeed. About the seperate window: That's simply because it's a different application (KEditFileType) and not part of the file manager.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Vish (vish) on 2010-11-29
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → nt7-potpourri
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thanks for forwarding the bug upstream.

Changed in kdebase:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in kdebase:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kdebase:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
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