We have our file associations locked down using KDE Kiosktool, and yet it seems that one of our users has managed to change their file associations, despite them being locked down; which seems to be because the context menu is not locked down, enabling him to take the option to Open With an alternative application and select the checkbox to remember that association in future. The only way around this would seem to be to disable the context sensitive menu, at a significant cost in functionality.
So now this user’s PDFs open in Acrobat Reader on our Windows server, instead of using Acrobat Reader on Linux. That would not in itself cause a problem, except that the Windows server cannot access the location of the temporary location of Kmail attachments. I could probably fix that, but I don’t really want users opening email attachments using Windows applications.
This user cannot access File Associations to fix this problem, as the menu option is removed; so I need to find a way to fix this problem from the command line. Continue Reading