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A simple mimetype editor to set the most important default apps. 

Currently these are:

  • Browser
  • Image Viewer
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Text Editor

Thanks to the work of Coderus now also Android Applications can be set as default. (You need Aliendalvik Control for this)

Also notice that since version application set as default won't open specified files if the default app associated with it is already open. It will just switch to the already open default app. 

To manually edit the mimeapps.list file from mimer you need to have tiny-edit installed. 

If something goes wrong resetting everything should get rid of all modifications.

Application versions: 
File harbour-mimer-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm50.54 KB03/10/2015 - 16:04
File harbour-mimer-0.1-2.armv7hl.rpm50.63 KB05/10/2015 - 13:11
File harbour-mimer-0.1-3.armv7hl.rpm48.72 KB10/01/2016 - 15:46
File harbour-mimer-0.1-4.i486.rpm53.48 KB11/01/2016 - 15:13
File harbour-mimer-0.1-4.armv7hl.rpm48.68 KB11/01/2016 - 15:13
File harbour-mimer-0.1-5.i486.rpm54.38 KB21/06/2018 - 14:40
File harbour-mimer-0.1-5.armv7hl.rpm50.15 KB21/06/2018 - 14:40
File harbour-mimer-0.1.6-1.i486.rpm53.96 KB09/10/2018 - 12:51
File harbour-mimer-0.1.6-1.armv7hl.rpm49.98 KB09/10/2018 - 12:51
File harbour-mimer-0.1.7-1.armv7hl.rpm50.07 KB24/11/2018 - 18:01
File harbour-mimer-0.1.7-1.i486.rpm54.18 KB24/11/2018 - 18:01
  • Fix for webcat and browser setting (should now set the correct *-open-url.desktop files for opening new tab even if browser is already running)


gedeon's picture

Hi, I use Puffin browser (Puffin pro). When I set my default browser to Puffin in the past it worked usually. Now when I tap on a link and the app is closed it only opens the Puffin application as I would open it normally but doesn't open the link... Same happens if the app is open, it just switch to the active app.
Could you fix this please?

simosagi's picture

New tabs with webcat.

Using latest mimer version on Sailfish OS 2.2.1, with mimer setting the default browser to webcat, should now webcat able to open new tabs?

I tried to apply the 'tricks' mentioned in a previous comment from 2015, but it didn't work for me. I'm not sure if I did not follow the instructions properly or the trick doesn't work anymore on SFOS 2.2.

llelectronics's picture

Using latest mimer version on Sailfish OS 2.2.1, with mimer setting the default browser to webcat, should now webcat able to open new tabs?

Nope. If Webcat is already running it won't open new tabs.

I am trying to make that available easily via mimer though I have to find ways around to make it compatible with the Jolla Store (harbour). Actually mimer should be already ready doing that. It just needs an update to Webcat.

In short you need to grab the *open-url*.desktop file from /usr/share/harbour-webcat/ and copy it to /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications and set "Open with Webcat" as default browser. Like said in the future this might change at least. It is working already here though I cannot share this within harbour and I don't want to maintain two different versions of the browser one for harbour and one for openrepos.

naytsyrhc's picture

Is it possible to add mimetype for map application? I.e. to open links from contacts with different map app?

BonoNL's picture

Can confirm this with

rfa's picture

Hi, has broken this =/ to be specific, changes don't happen to the defaults

llelectronics's picture

Thx for reporting. In the new version it should be fixed. 

ROZZ's picture

Thank you for the app! Apparently my default browser was broken and links didn't open at all. This app helped me to fix this issue.

ferlanero's picture

Same here. App doesn't works on SFOS 2.2 on Xperia X

llelectronics's picture


Aslanex's picture

The app does not work anymore on SFOS 2.2. Tried both on Jolla C and Sailfish X. Apps are not changed after changing them in Mimer.

llelectronics's picture

Thx for reporting. Fixed in 0.1-5

DarkTuring's picture

Please add function for alternate VOIP calling amd texting application MIMes,









objectifnul's picture

I reverted from 0.1-4 to 0.1-3, as the latest release has no effect on text files (the only association I'm using)

DameCENO's picture

Thanks for the update man, keep it up

boebbele's picture

Can you add facebook? So that facebook-notifications will be opened in the new facebookapp from Fidoraptor?

llelectronics's picture

I don't see any specific facebook mimetype. I guess the facebook notifications are build that way that they only open the link in the default browser.
So there is currently no way without hacking the eventsview itself.

olf's picture

Does not work for me (SFOS Settings are not saved, neither in the GUI (simply closing Mimer after changing default apps) nor when selecting "Manual Edit" and hitting "Save" in TinyEdit.
Help is much appreciated

llelectronics's picture

Is it really not working or is it just this limitation that it does not show the association after restart of mimer like discussed by objectifnu ?

olf's picture

Ah, retested with LLs vPlayer as Video Player: Works!
Sorry for the incorrect bug report.

And obviously setting the default browser to WebPirate or Webcat needs some manual tweaking, as you pointed out and linked to.


kibet85's picture

hi,,,thanks for the awesome app..is it possible to add it to the system settings menu..like an option...e.g the way we we have patch options like events view etc,,

llelectronics's picture

I will take a look into it. Though I hesitate to integrate it yet as I still want to make this app appear in harbour aswell were this isn't allowed for now. 

llelectronics's picture

For webbrowsing there is some tricks to make it work with dbus services files. 

Webcat : https://github.com/llelectronics/webcat/issues/13#issuecomment-145929954

WebPirate: https://github.com/Dax89/harbour-webpirate/issues/7#issuecomment-145918693

Moth's picture

Here's an idea for a more graphical approach for the Mimer icon...

Just a suggestion, as always. :-)

llelectronics's picture

A nice icon but somehow I don't see it fitting to the app itself. 

The symbol on it looks like a weblink logo. 

objectifnul's picture

For some reason, customized preferences are displayed correctly just after I've set them, but when I re-open Mimer it displays default associations again.

llelectronics's picture

This is a limitation at the moment.
I did not go to the length of implementing that yet.

olpe's picture

This is good! Been waiting for this. Only thing that is bad is that your browser (Webcat) does not open urls, have to use web pirate for it.

llelectronics's picture

Upps you are right. There seems to be a '%U' missing in the harbour-webcat.desktop file.
I will fix that with the next update.

objectifnul's picture

Maybe Mimer editor could comply with the association rule set for text/plain (in my case, "finpad.desktop" instead of TinyEdit) in mimeapps.list?