[pkg-lxqt-devel] Bug#821378: lxqt-panel: directorymenu-plugin opens wrong file-manager

Hartmut Buhrmester Aeghair5-heiWohv3 at t-online.de
Tue Jun 21 11:15:32 UTC 2016

Actually, there is a configuration option to set the default file 
handler for directories:

Open the "LXQt Configuration Center" and then "File Associations". 
Select the MIME type "inode/directory" from the list and then 
"Change..." to set the default application for this file type.

(see the attached screen shot)

The file association is written to 
~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list as:

[Default Applications]

If there is no default application set, the first handler in 
alphabetical order of the desktop files is used. This could even be the 
music player Audacious, since it also handles directories.

There are still some issues:

1) This approach is not that obvious. I would also appreciate an easy 
configuration for common file types like images, videos, sound files and 

2) The distinction between "File Manager PCManFM" and "PCManFM File 
Manager" could be more clearly. One is for LXDE, the other for LXQt.

3) The file associations are written to two different files:


The first file is written by the utility "File Associations", the other 
is maintained by PCManFM-Qt. This should, of course, be consistent 
within one desktop environment.

Used packages from Debian testing/Stretch:

Hartmut Buhrmester
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