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 Suggest apps for unassociated file extensions upon double-click

Created 8 years ago, edited 8 years ago.
Status changed 7 years ago
Author:

heltonbiker
Status:
Considered
  Score:
 11
21 votes
Idea:

PROBLEM:

If you somehow get a file with an unknown extension:
- by downloading it
- by receiving from a colleague by mail
- by finding it inside an optical medium (CD)

... and you do not know what program is normally used to open it:

the OS should pop up a dialog

- STATING that currently this file extension / filetype is not associated with any program;
- SHOWING some programs you have installed that might be used to open such file extension;
- SUGGESTING you could look for (via SoftwareManager) some not-yet-installed application that might handle the filetype.


It seems to fit well into usability and elegance principles of Mint, and it is kind of "vanilla" in other OSes, I guess.

Comments:

7 years ago

viking777
Well instead of double clicking just right click and select - open with. Even Nautilus does this correctly!  
8 years ago

orionthehunter
This idea has been duplicated. It is a good idea though.  

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