How to change default applications on Linux Mint 

As a person who recently shifted from Windows to Linux. It can be quite irritating to use default applications that Linux choose. For example, if you double click a video, it will open in celluloid. 

And not only this if you use more then one web browsers, the first downloaded one will be your default web browser. Also, all links from other social media platforms will open in that browser. Doesn’t matter if you like it or not  

So, choosing the application that we use for different purposes is important. And luckily like Windows, in Linux too, you can set your own default application. For different tasks. 

Now, let’s take a quick look at how it’s done.

Configuring default applications in Linux Mint

  1. Click the super key on your screen, that is Linux mint logo sign in your taskbar. Or press the windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Search for your preferred application, and once it appears, open it.
  3. In the preferred application you see a list of all the files, and a dropdown menu in front of them. 

So from the dropdown menu you can select the application that you want to set for default opening. For example, I am choosing the VLC file from the dropdown menu in front of the video. To set my default application to VLC media player.

Also if you want to open a file or video with a different application. Then you can get a list of other applications by right clicking on a file.

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