[Bugs] #1493 UNSP: Keep preferable activities

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Sun Dec 20 11:16:49 EST 2009

#1493: Keep preferable activities
    Reporter:  alsroot                    |          Owner:  tomeu      
        Type:  enhancement                |         Status:  new        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  0.88       
   Component:  sugar                      |        Version:  0.86.x     
    Severity:  Unspecified                |       Keywords:  r!         
Distribution:  Unspecified                |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed

Comment(by garycmartin):

 Replying to [comment:4 wadeb]:
 > From looking at the patch, what happens is:
 > 1. You download the first PDF file and open it using a random activity,
 say SweetPDFReader.
 > 2. Further PDF files you download are then opened using SweetPDFReader
 by default.
 > 3. You right click on a PDF file you downloaded and open with Read.
 > 4. Further PDF files you download are then opened using Read by default.
 > Essentially, it tracks the most recent "Open With" choice for MIME
 objects - objects downloaded from Browse, copied from a USB key, or added
 using copy-to-journal - and makes that choice the default.

 Thanks Wade, yes that does seem a good default Sugar solution. It very
 nicely avoids several manual UI steps and interfaces that traditional
 desktops use to achieve a similar ability. i.e. on OS X you have to "get
 info" on the file; fold out an "open with" section; use a drop down menu
 (that can get very long and full of unexpected applications) to pick a
 default; then click the "change all" button to set for other files of this

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