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Open .exe files in cxrun instead of cxinstaller when double-clicking


By default, Crossover will open up .exe files in cxinstaller (i.e. the Install Software menu) when those files are double-clicked. On Mac there's a simple switch in Crossover's Preferences to change the default action for double-clicking on .exe files from "use cxinstaller" to "use cxrun" (which is the "Run Command" tool) , but this switch doesn't exist in our Linux product.

To change this behavior, you can modify the "defaults.list" file that you find in

/usr/local/share/applications/
(if you installed Crossover from the .deb/.rpm package)

or

~/.local/share/applications
(in you installed Crossover as user from the .bin file)

Within the "defaults.list" file, change the

application/x-ms-dos-executable=

entry to point list

cxassoc-cxoffice-0:application_x-crossover-exe::run.desktop

instead of

cxassoc-cxoffice-0:application_x-crossover-exe::install.desktop

and .exe files should now open up in cxrun when double-clicked.
Last modified on 2013-02-22 14:30:09 by Jack Phinney
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