Ubuntu – Are the applications repeated multiple times in the “Open With Other Application…” option?


I am using Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop and when I right click on a particular folder and select "Open With Other Application….", some of the applications are repeated multiple times. This is happening with more than one application. I was able to get rid of them from the "Edit Menu" option, but why does this happen and how to make sure it doesn't happen again?

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Best Answer

As to why it happens, I'm not 100% sure. Sometimes it happens with WINE applications due to some difficulties in setting up the .desktop files and the appropriate associations.

It is a known problem however, and it hopefully should be fixed in the near future.

To solve the problem for yourself, remove the duplicate entries in: ~/.local/share/applications, and it should be fine. Most of the time when you do this once you won't have to do it again until you reinstall the application in question.

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