Monday, October 29, 2012

How to remove wine entries from context menu

After you install wine, it puts itself as an option in the context menu (right click menu) for certain file types. In the very most cases I personally don't want to open a text file or an html file using wine (I generally need wine to open a few .exe files like a forex terminal, and nothing more).

Here is how to quickly remove wine entries from the context menu on Linux:

Go to /home/yourUsername/.local/share/applications/

You'll see a number of wine-extension-***.desktop files - they are responsible for the fact that you see wine as an option for certain file types.
Delete / rename all / some of those wine .desktop files to stop seeing wine as a program to open files in the context menu.

Also, remove wine entries in the file:

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