Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#9579 assigned enhancement

Implement a simple way to set default apps/handlers

Reported by: Giova84 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Preferences/FileTypes Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Implement a simple way to set default apps handlers Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

Currently we can set preferred apps using File Types panel, and works good. But the usage could be obscure (especially for a newbie). As example i suggest to implement a way to set the default browser. In my case, inside File Types, i have set Qupzilla as default browser, and to do this i have set Qupzilla to handle html files, http url, https url, fpt url and any mime type related to web. I was able to do this because i know very well Haiku, but is not a quick way, because every mime type that i have set, may be not easy to find in the list (eg html file is under "text" category and web urls are categorized under applications, and a new "web" category would be also fine :-). The same, obviously, could be done for MediaPlayers: i have set another mediaplayer in a quick way setting this on the root category of audio and video, but a new window "Set preferred applications" would be a more clear and elegant way :-)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

Makes perfect sense. Maybe FileTypes should come with a tabbed window that has "Default applications" as its first tab that comes with a number of defaults (like web, audio, video, images, text files), and only hides the MIME details under another one for those who want to get their hands dirty.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 years ago by Giova84

Replying to axeld:

Maybe FileTypes should come with a tabbed window that has "Default applications" as its first tab that comes with a number of defaults (like web, audio, video, images, text files), and only hides the MIME details under another one for those who want to get their hands dirty.

That's exactly what I thought too :-)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by pulkomandy

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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