I know this title seems a bit recurrent, but after several hours of search, I still don't understand.

Basically, what I want to do is set Sublime Text as default text editor. Each time I see a valid answer to this question, I'm told to check in Properties (of a specific file) to chose the default app. Or, to directly change the default app for text editor in the settings. However, two problems show up :

1) First (it's a bit subjective but I'm convinced most of you would agree with me), I would be surprised to know that the easier way to change a text editor is to set the default app for every format individually.

2) When I try the solution explained above, Sulbime Text doesn't appear.

Though, I saw some changes I could bring to /etc/gnome/defaults.list or /usr/share/applications/defaults.list but I have to admit I didn't understand everything. Moreover (I don't know if what I'm going to say even makes sense), when I open this file and look for lines that begin with text/ it is written gedit.desktop whereas the default text editor on ElementaryOS is Code.

Does anyone can explain me what is the purpose of this file ? And eventually how may i set Sublime Text as a default text editor ? Thanks in advance.

  • While your question is definitely acceptable in U&L, have you considered elementaryos.stackexchange.com ? – garethTheRed Jul 3 '19 at 20:41
  • @garethTheRed I looked for a stack exchange for elementaryOS but didn't find it. You're right. I might ask there if I get no answers here. As you said, I think this section is still appropriate. – Tiranyk Jul 3 '19 at 20:43
  • Nothing of these instructions helped me out. Some friend told me that it becomes quite complicated when it comes to set off a .exe as a default app. I think I'm just gonna use another text editor... – Tiranyk Jul 3 '19 at 21:19

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