Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1000543
Wine is not registered as application to open application/x-ms-dos-executable files
Last modified: 2015-02-18 06:24:40 EST
Description of problem:
Wine is not registered as application to open application/x-ms-dos-executable files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Try to open some exe file through GUI context menus
Wine is not in the list of application to open file, so it must be opened with terminal (by typing wine file.exe).
Wine should be the default application to open exe files instead of file-roller or other archive manager.
I've tested this in Fedora 19 and Fedora 20. Bug probably exists in Rawhide too, since there is the same version as in Fedora 20.
This is certainly not correct. Wine registers these mime-types via wine.desktop (in the wine-desktop package). However, it may be your desktop-environment which does not respect or handle this correctly.
Ok, I see KDE detected wine properly, but Gnome didn't. Should I report it as a bug against Gnome?
I've had this too.
One can either set "application/x-ms-dos-executable=wine.desktop" as a default application in ~/.local/share/application/mimeapps.list
Or set "NoDisplay=true" to false in /usr/share/application/wine.desktop
Problem with the first is that it is per user and with the second you"ll get a pretty useless launcher in your menu.
I think it would be better if NoDisplay only affects the menu and not the file associations (the open with menu), or something similar.
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