On 02/03/2014 06:06 PM, David C. Rankin wrote: > On 02/03/2014 04:58 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote: >> Which reminds me of a discussion we had a long time ago: which apps >> should be the defaults for opening different types of files. We >> never concluded that discussion or decided anything. >> > > I think we even started an etherpad on the topic. I'll look. The issue is ripe > for R14 and very important. Especially for setting the order of helper > applications in file-association. Image files are the worst. You have about 10 > choices all jumbled together. Then whether to preview or launch and external > application. > > I'll report back on whether I found the etherpad. If not, let's just put our > heads together and go through the file-associations and come up with a sane > default strategy. > Darrell, I checked the etherpad and I think the etherpad index is fried. I can't find any of the older pages. I managed to find the old kcontrol reorganization etherpad just by virtue of it being in my bookmarks, but nothing before #40. I did find a couple of old posts about defaults for kdeglobals and using the [win] key for desktop switching from 2011, eg: Walk Through Desktops=Win+Tab Walk Through Desktops(Reverse)=Win+Shift+Tab Maximize Window=Win+Shift+Up Maximize Window Vertically=Win+Up Minimize Window=Win+Down Switch to Next Desktop=Win+Right Switch to Previous Desktop=Win+Left Window to Next Desktop=Win+Alt+Right Window to Previous Desktop=Win+Alt+Left Found the default "Centered" or "Smart" window placement thread from early 2012. The argument about single-click or double-click defaults from the same time frame. The patch to change knemo default backend from NetTools to Sys (kernel) that doesn't look like was ever applied... The increase in the default konqueror Meta-Preview Image size But nothing about setting default apps. So it looks like we will have to start anew. So: Text documents - I vote kwite over kate. If you are clicking on a text file 99 times out of 100 you are doing it to open a single text file and not something to include in a project. Images - open in kview (fast as lightning - not the best on autozoom with middle mouse, but a reasonable trade-off, gwenview KolourPaint, ShowPhoto, Krita, etc. are all more full featured apps, better for working with multiple images, but slower with more overhead. Sound files - Noatun or kaboodle (for same reasons) amarok, etc. are more full featured, but much slower/larger (Noatun slightly more file formats supported) Videos - mplayer or kaffeine. kaffeine much faster, but mplayer is not a bad 2nd. What are your thoughts? -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.