How to change programs used
I have installed another web browser. How do I
change it so that it is the one used as default?
Edit /etc/defaultprograms with your favorite text
editor and change the entries there. To change default browser
" to firefox (without spot), for
example, change the DEF_BROWSER entry in that file and replace the
text within quotes. You can do the same for the rest of the
applications listed there: draw, html editor, paint, media player,
Since Fatdog64-710 Beta you can also use "Fatdog64 Edit Default
Programs" GUI available in Control Panel on "System" tab ("Desktop" tab on older Fatdogs). This
method changes the default applications on per-user basis
: Doing this will only change the defaults for programs
that honour Puppy-like model of default programs.
Unfortunately there are no single unified way to change the
"default" programs unless you run a comprehensive desktop
environment like KDE or Gnome. Every program has its own way of
keeping track of what it thinks as the default
XDG-compliant programs, for example SpaceFM, make use of
/usr/share/applications/defaults.list (see http://standards.freedesktop.org/mime-apps-spec/mime-apps-spec-1.0.html
for details). Other file managers like XFE or ROX-Filer has its
own way of keeping default programs. You will have consult the
documentation of each individual program if the method described
above doesn't seem to work.