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#1 2012-03-07 15:50:22

ephan
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[SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

I would like Chromium to open PDFs with "evince", but it always uses GIMP. Any ideas on how I can fix this? Thank you!

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#2 2012-03-07 16:09:42

lswest
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

As far as I remember, chrome/chromium uses xdg-open to find the right programs to open files.

As such, you can read up on changing those preferences for xdg-open at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xdg-open

Also, if you're not sure this is the issue, simply run

xdg-open <pdf file>

(where you replace <pdf file> with an actual PDF).  If it opens in anything besides GIMP, someone else will need to chime in.

Hope that helps

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#3 2012-03-07 20:43:48

ephan
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

Thank you! I used xdg-mime and it worked perfectly!

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#4 2012-12-02 19:52:14

OlivierToupin
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

You should post the actual command line argument to fix it, that would be much more usefull than: "It worked!".

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#5 2012-12-03 06:02:20

anonymous_user
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

The commands are mentioned in the aforementioned wiki page. There is even an example for PDFs. Just read it.

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#6 2013-01-08 21:24:46

b6fan
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

I use xfce4-mime-settings to solve the issue.

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#7 2016-02-01 15:13:09

cemsbr
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

OlivierToupin wrote:

You should post the actual command line argument to fix it, that would be much more usefull than: "It worked!".

+1. I followed the wiki and it didn't work:

$ xdg-mime query default application/pdf
gimp.desktop
$ xdg-mime default evince.desktop application/pdf
$ xdg-mime query default application/pdf
gimp.desktop

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#8 2016-02-01 15:29:04

WorMzy
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Re: [SOLVED] Chromium opens PDFs with GIMP

Please open a new topic about your problem, and refrain from bumping old topics if you have nothing to contribute.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … bumping.22

Closing.


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