What To Do When All of Gnome’s MIME Enteries Break

When double clicking on apps don’t seem to open the correct program anymore on almost every file, there is most likely an issue with the MIME database.  The MIME database tells the desktop environment which program should open a file.  Try this to re-associate things.

update-mime-database ~/.local/share/mime

This tip was found after searching the net and landing on this page.

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