.dxf files open with Libre office draw?

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.dxf files open with Libre office draw?

Ivanother
hello all, I've been trying to make my dxf files open with librecad by default. But I can't get this seemingly simple change to work?
I change the default programme to LibreCAD and it changes back to Libre Office Draw automatically.
Its not a deal breaker, just annoying.
.dwg files open in LibreCAD with no issues.

please help or just let me know that I won't work..

Many thanks in advance...
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ahmadraniri
used to do "properties >> open with >> librecad", and for the next it wiil be default opener.
may be there are some way to make librecad as default opener.
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Ivanother
yeah that's what I thought, but its not working.
Neither is setting the default program/app to open .dfx files to LibreCAD through the default settings route


the 'normal' methods do not seem to be working for me.
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LordOfBikes
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What is your operating system?
LibreCAD version?
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Ivanother
Windows 10 home - 1803
LibreCAD 2.1.3

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Ivanother
Hi, I don't seem to be getting far with this issue, so I downloaded AutoCAD mobile just to check that I was not missing something simple.
I can now change the default programme for .dxf files form AutoCAD to LOdraw with ease, but I still cannot change it to LibreCAD.
So I can only assume that its an issue with the software

Looks like I'm going to have to go with the 'open with' route to open them from the file folder.

AutoCAD mobile has now been deleted, so their back to opening with LibreOffice Draw from the folder.

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LordOfBikes
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Ivanother wrote
So I can only assume that its an issue with the software
Sure, it's a software issue, but which software is the question

So when you double click a dxf file in Windows explorer, it's the explorers or Windows decision which application to use.
And when the explorer uses Libre Office Draw, LibreCAD is not involved in this process.

I have no access to Windows 10, I can't estimate where the problem could be.
But when I start a web search, I get a bunch of similar issues on Windows 10 with other software too.
The common factor is Windows 10, so I come to the conclusion that Windows is the cause.
There also seems to be solutions, but I can't say if they apply to your issue, as I can't test it.

Armin