KDE apps appear in multiple instances in Thunar's 'Open With'

This apply only to KDE apps, IDK why and I am not so sure what I suppose to search for so if anyone know a keyword I should look at (or even better, how to solve this) please point it out for me.

WM : i3


Have you tested some other file manager’s Open with?
Maybe it’s file manager

I tried on Pcmanfm and it displayed correctly. So I guess it’s on Thunar. Thanks for the advice :grinning: :grinning:

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If somebody won’t come up with why it happens, check out their upstream tracker, maybe it worth reporting :slight_smile:

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OK, so I search for this specific problem to no avail. So I guess I’ll wait and see if someone in this forum has any idea before report it to XFCE guys.

NVM, I think I found the reason

[pannxe@x510uf ~]$ ls /usr/share/applications
akm.desktop                              krita_spriter.desktop                    org.kde.mobile.okular_fax.desktop
anki.desktop                             krita_svg.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_fb.desktop
arandr.desktop                           krita_tga.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_ghostview.desktop
avahi-discover.desktop                   krita_tiff.desktop                       org.kde.mobile.okular_kimgio.desktop
blueberry.desktop                        krita_xcf.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_md.desktop
bluetooth-sendto.desktop                 ktelnetservice5.desktop                  org.kde.mobile.okular_mobi.desktop
bssh.desktop                             kvantummanager.desktop                   org.kde.mobile.okular_pdf.desktop
bvnc.desktop                             lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings.desktop     org.kde.mobile.okular_plucker.desktop
chromium.desktop                         lstopo.desktop                           org.kde.mobile.okular_tiff.desktop
cmake-gui.desktop                        lxappearance.desktop                     org.kde.mobile.okular_txt.desktop
com.github.themix_project.Oomox.desktop  mimeinfo.cache                           org.kde.mobile.okular_xps.desktop
com.obsproject.Studio.desktop            mplayer.desktop                          org.kde.okular.desktop
compton.desktop                          nitrogen.desktop                         org.qutebrowser.qutebrowser.desktop
cups.desktop                             nm-applet.desktop                        paprefs.desktop
electron.desktop                         nm-connection-editor.desktop             pavucontrol.desktop
eos-log-tool.desktop                     nnn.desktop                              picom.desktop
eos-update-notifier-configure.desktop    nvidia-settings.desktop                  polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
feh.desktop                              okularApplication_chm.desktop            qv4l2.desktop
galculator.desktop                       okularApplication_comicbook.desktop      qvidcap.desktop
gcr-prompter.desktop                     okularApplication_djvu.desktop           reflector-simple.desktop
gcr-viewer.desktop                       okularApplication_dvi.desktop            ristretto.desktop
gkbd-keyboard-display.desktop            okularApplication_epub.desktop           signon-ui.desktop
gtk3-demo.desktop                        okularApplication_fax.desktop            spotify.desktop
gtk3-icon-browser.desktop                okularApplication_fb.desktop             stoken-gui.desktop
gtk3-widget-factory.desktop              okularApplication_ghostview.desktop      stoken-gui-small.desktop
gufw.desktop                             okularApplication_kimgio.desktop         system-config-printer.desktop
hardinfo.desktop                         okularApplication_md.desktop             thunar-bulk-rename.desktop
htop.desktop                             okularApplication_mobi.desktop           thunar.desktop
i3.desktop                               okularApplication_pdf.desktop            thunar-settings.desktop
krita_brush.desktop                      okularApplication_plucker.desktop        thunar-volman-settings.desktop
krita_csv.desktop                        okularApplication_tiff.desktop           UpdateInTerminal.desktop
krita_exr.desktop                        okularApplication_txt.desktop            uxterm.desktop
krita_gif.desktop                        okularApplication_xps.desktop            visual-studio-code.desktop
krita_heif.desktop                       org.fontforge.FontForge.desktop          visual-studio-code-url-handler.desktop
krita_heightmap.desktop                  org.gnome.FileRoller.desktop             vlc.desktop
krita_jp2.desktop                        org.gnome.seahorse.Application.desktop   welcome.desktop
krita_jpeg.desktop                       org.inkscape.Inkscape.desktop            xed.desktop
krita_kra.desktop                        org.kde.kded5.desktop                    xfce4-about.desktop
krita_ora.desktop                        org.kde.krita.desktop                    xfce4-terminal.desktop
krita_pdf.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_chm.desktop        xfce4-terminal-settings.desktop
krita_png.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_comicbook.desktop  xterm.desktop
krita_psd.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_djvu.desktop       yad-icon-browser.desktop
krita_qimageio.desktop                   org.kde.mobile.okular_dvi.desktop        Zoom.desktop
krita_raw.desktop                        org.kde.mobile.okular_epub.desktop

There are many duplication of those KDE apps. Now the question become: Is it safe to delete them.

No it’s actually was quite some time like that, so…
They use this stupid technique with .desktop per program mime associacion

Thunar for some reason just decided to ignore it this time :rofl:

That’s unfortunate. :sweat:

this is indeed a very strange way and it looks like they need this under plasma itself ? every entry have this MimeType=image:xyz inside…
I would think that this is also not following the freedesktop specifications… there is the option for desktop files to “only show in kde”

OnlyShowIn=KDE;