Why does pdf files open with imagemagick?

Asked by Abdul Kalam on 2015-03-01

PDF files in my ubuntu machines open with imagemagick. Upon checking for configs as much as I know, i get the following results:

 $ xdg-mime query default application/pdf
 > evince.desktop

$ cat /home/makz/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list | grep pdf
> application/pdf=evince.desktop

$ cat /etc/gnome/defaults.list | grep pdf
> application/pdf=evince.desktop

$ cat /home/makz/.config/mimeapps.list | grep pdf
> image/pdf=display.im6.desktop; #notice the mimetype is image/pdf

Despite the fact that evince is almost everywhere set as the default pdf handler, the pdf files open with imagemagick, that too is set with a wierd mimetype.

Why this happens ?

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Right click a PDF and select to open with another application. Tell the association.

Abdul Kalam (emakalam) said : #3

may be this is what you wanted : http://i.imgur.com/6XeioBK.png

Select document viewer then click 'set as default'

Abdul Kalam (emakalam) said : #5

yes sir. that is obvious. and deleting image/pdf=display.im6.desktop; from ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list also does the job.

But why did happen ? Does the mimeapps list in ~/.local/share/applications/ have highest priority, or the latest addition to any mimeapps.list prevails over other settings , or something else ?

Anilkumar Garag (agarag) said : #6

I am also struggling with the same problem with ubuntu16.04 LTS
I have tried all the solutions suggested but not resolved

I am unable to locate mimeapps.list file on my computer

my computer has a file named /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
I tried editing this file, but could not save teh edited file at all.

where to find the mimeapps.list and how to edit the file?

Can you help with this problem?

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