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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Embedded viewing

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:50:50 -0800 (PST)
> > One thing I have noticed about
> Konqueror 3.5.13 is embedded viewing is the
> > default for just about everything.
> >
> > I prefer to use the external app rather than the KPart
> embedded viewers.
> >
> > When I migrate a KDE 3.5.10 profile to TDE none of
> those settings remain.
> > I'm thrown back to the embedded viewers.
> >
> > Is there an easy or quick way to reverse this default
> without having to
> > manually reset them with each mimetype of app that is
> opened?

> You might want to verify that the desktop files in
> ~/.trinity/share/mimelnk/ are intact and pointing to the
> correct TDE
> binaries (i.e. if full paths to the external apps are
> specified with
> /usr/bin instead of /opt/trinity/bin TDE may resort to the
> default
> embedded viewers).
> Other than that it Should Just Work (TM). ;-)

After I change the default and a new desktop file exists $KDEHOME/share/mimelnk, yes, the file opens externally. The problem is not file paths but system defaults. Many of the desktop files in $PREFIX/share/mimelnk are set to AutoEmbed=true.

Your response reminded me that in KDE3 I configured a KDEDIRS directory and through the years I saved many modified desktop files there.

I have not configured a KDEDIRS directory in TDE but apparently I need to do that.

Some people prefer embedded viewing and others don't. Seems there should be an easy way to override the defaults other than each time a user opens a file to first manually select the external app, which creates a new desktop file in $KDEHOME/share/mimelnk. :)

I suppose when I build my packages I could globally change all occurrences of AutoEmbed=true to AutoEmbed=false.