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Which Application?

Which application manages this type of file? How can I, by default, open files of type X with application Y? These questions float around in GNOME forums and mailing lists on a regular basis.

The answer is: gvfs-mime .

Interrogating the Infallible Secretary

Numerous applications in GNOME exhibit magically wonderful behavior, like they remember everything and know what you want. One example of such an application is the excellent PDF reader [Evince](; every time I open a PDF it opens to the same page as the last time I looked at that document.

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