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This was hardcoded in Nautilus as per the devs decision to only show basic type information in the Type column by default, so that sorting by type would group type families. The basic types are defined in nautilus-file.c based on generic (symbolic) icon names1: struct { const char *icon_name; const char *display_name; } mime_type_map[] = { ...


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I believe Nautilus gets the file description from the location /usr/share/applications. You could find more useful information from my other answer here. Particularly, this answer in Ask Ubuntu discusses how the file assosiciations are stored in detail. The file manager (Nautilus, by default) uses the MIME type of a file to determine which program to ...


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OK, I tried it with PhotoScape locally and the file association is working, e.g. "Open with" context menu from file manager offers PhotoScape for .jpg files. What you basically need to do is explained in Configuring File Associations in Ubuntu with Wine and partly in http://blog.thewebsitepeople.org/2010/12/nautilus-open-with-mime-type-associations/ You ...



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