[Wine] How Can I disable wine auto Association of .exe files

Vincent Povirk madewokherd+8cd9 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 15:04:53 CST 2008

Wine advertises that it can start .exe files using freedesktop
standards. Specifically, it installs a file named wine.desktop. It the
desktop environment (not Wine or the distro) that decides how to use
this information.

Double-clicking on .exe files (using wine.desktop) should work better
than the terminal nowadays. If there's a program that works in recent
Wine when started from the terminal and not from double-clicking, I
want to know about it.

You may also want to check if you have something installed called
"binfmt-support". This is not part of Wine, and it will also cause
desktop environments to start wine for .exe files when they are
double-clicked (but in a broken way).

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