Change default handler of XML files to gedit from Firefox

Bug #1693316 reported by Will Cooke on 2017-05-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
desktop-file-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

By default plain XML files are opened with Firefox. More often than not this results in a error in Firefox about the XML file being invalid. It would be more useful to open these files in gedit so that you can view the content.

Only text/xml file types are affected by the proposed change.

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Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2017-05-26
description: updated
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in desktop-file-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in desktop-file-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in desktop-file-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package desktop-file-utils - 0.23-1ubuntu3

desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3) artful; urgency=medium

  [ Will Cooke ]
  * debian/defaults.list: Updated defaults for text/xml to use gedit
    instead of Firefox. Fixes LP: #1693316

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:03:10 +0200

Changed in desktop-file-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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