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Kto To


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I've searched the forum for a thread on the subject but couldn't find anything of the relevance.
I suggest an option in Edit > Preferences > Windows > Associate VUE,VPK file types with VUE.
Mike Korcynski

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Kto,

What OS are you using that the files didn't become associated? Also did you use the VUE installer or the generic JAR?

Thanks,
Mike
Kto To


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Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

VUE runs from a removable drive with the following content

I can manually associate VUE,VPK filetypes but it would be nice to see a checkbox or a button inside the app that will perform this operation.

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Mike Korcynski

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Kto,

If you used the VUE installer to install on that system then it should set up the associations for you, I'm not sure why it did not. We don't do it from the application because its platform specific, and we try to stay away from doing that type of thing.

Mike
Mike Korcynski

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One last question, Did you install it on another machine then move the removable drive to the machine your currently using?

I can make a quick script that sets up the file associations if this is the case, it may be useful for others.

Mike
Kto To


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I use only one machine.
Basically I've:

  • Installed VUE

  • Copied content into a New folder

  • Uninstalled VUE

  • Moved New folder onto my removable drive


  • Could it be an option to distribute archived VUE release for MWXP without an installer involved?
    so far I can only see: Linux / Generic JAR-only version (no installer included) at the download page.
    If you include the script for batch file association would it also contain a code or an option for removing associations?

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    Mike Korcynski

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    Kto,

    OK, uninstalling VUE is what deleted the file associations, at least that makes sense now.

    You can take the generic JAR and put that on a thumb drive and just double click it and run VUE that way. The Generic JAR version that says its for Linux will also work fine on windows, this will not however set up the file associations.

    -Mike
    P S

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    Hi!

    And it is possible, having the JAR version (I'm on Ubuntu Linux), to set up the file association? How can I do that?

    I have a way to associate files to applications, but the VUE file is HTML, so if I associate it with VUE, all other HTML files leave the browser...

    Regards,
    Pedro
    P S

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    Hi!

    You can create an association doing the next:

    You have to edit the .desktop file from that application and add the mime type



    The last line from the example shows the association.

    If you want to create a new mimetype you should create a new file at /usr/share/mime/packages/



    After you create the file just run

    Based on http://askubuntu.com/questions/40549/how-can-i-deal-with-file-association-in-different-applicationnot-in-nautilus/198665#198665 by Willian Girhad

    Hope this helps!

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