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I'm running fedora workstation 32 with i3. I'm trying to get it to use midnight commander as the default file manager. I followed the top answer on this thread How to set Midnight Commander as the default File Manager?, but it still uses gnome's Nautilus as the default. xdg-mime query default inode/directory returns mc.desktop, which should open midnight commander.

  • It returns mc.desktol – Benjamin Beasley May 16 at 19:19
  • How did you determine that Nautilus is still used as default? – Quasímodo May 16 at 19:30
  • Nautilus opens when I click the folder button next to Firefox downloads – Benjamin Beasley May 16 at 20:00
  • The last step is to provide the output of cat ~/.local/share/applications/mc.desktop, so we can see if there is something wrong there. – Quasímodo May 16 at 21:02
  • Ah yeah of course mc.desktop is as follows: Name=Midnight Commander MimeType=inode/directory Exec=mc %F Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=FileManager – Benjamin Beasley May 16 at 21:48

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