Ubuntu – How to set the default program


How do I set the default program that I use?

I have tried to open System InfoDefault Program → change my program, but it won't work,

Any idea? Or should I use Terminal?

I want to replace the default movie player with VLC media player, because the current movie player is useless to me.

Best Answer

  • There's yet another GUI solution, which might come handy for you ;)

    Try opening the properties (right click -> Properties) of the file type you want to be always played by VLC.

    Choose the Open with tab and either choose from a list or add one (by choosing from an extended program list or simply typing vlc as the command)


    ... and click on Set as default

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