"Open with other application" will set selected application as default
Submitted by Marko
With update to 3.16 the context menu "Open with other application" was removed. Option is still there, but it was transformed into a dialog, which will set the selected application as a default for the selected file type.
I see this behavior as problematic, for following reasons:
- It greatly reduces the usability. Here's an example when working with photos:
To view and browse image files Eog is a good default choice, but occasionally when photos are being edited, Gimp is used. For this purpose, "Open with other application..." was a great shortcut.
It's duplicated. Same functionality can be found in properties dialog, two clicks away.
It's a rarely used, advanced feature placed in a commonly used menu. Right click menu contains often used tasks like copying, moving, renaming and deleting. Switching a default application for particular file type is not exactly a common task.
It's inconsistent with other DEs and OSes. Both Windows and OSX have such menu, and in both cases the behavior is consistent: open with different application, but don't set it as default, hence...
...it's a bit misleading. User could (and most likely would) think that this will open file with other application only in this instance.