I recently installed Manjaro Linux. I love everything so far, but I have been having some issues with my favorite text editor, Sublime Text 3. I installed it from Octopi, but I can't run it from the terminal. Running apropos with various keywords turns up nothing. Furthermore, I can't figure out a way to change the default text editor to Sublime Text 3. If I right click on an application and click Open With... then click set as default, it will only select Sublime Text as the default for that specific file, i.e. .c source files, but not .py files. I use a lot of different extensions on a regular basis and I do not want to have to do that again if I reinstall Manjaro. Does anyone know a way to run ST3 from a terminal in Manjaro and set it as the default text editor?

Frankly, I am lost with this, so if there is any info you need, just request it in the comments and I will edit the question to include it.

Thanks very much for your time.

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I understand that I am writing with a major delay but today I was also trying to change the default text editor. My Manjaro was using Kate by default and the way I managed to change it globally was:

  1. Find out where your Sublime text is installed, usually it's binary is called "subl", you can find out the location by using:

    $: which subl

  2. Navigate to a .txt file

    Right Click -> Open With -> Other

  3. You'll see a new window with a input field at the top. Enter the path to your subl binary there, in my case it was


  4. At the bottom check the tick for "Remember application association for all files of plain text document (text/plain)"

This should do it, I've also attached a screenshot of the setup here: manjaro-default-app

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