Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?

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Try this:

  • right click on the file
  • click on "Open with another application"
  • right click on the association you want to remove
  • click on "Forget association"

The information is saved in ~/.config/mimeapps.list

And is shared also with Files and other programs. So you can use Files to edit those associations too and they will work in Caja.

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    Not working... No menu showed up after right click on app list item...
    – user329296
    Mar 6, 2019 at 11:47
  • @RookieOne I edited the answer. Please check it.
    – Juan
    Mar 6, 2019 at 12:01
  • Not working for me. Jan 8, 2020 at 22:32

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