Choosing the default application to open files in Zorin

It would be very nice to have the option to select the default application to open files in the Open With menu.
In Windows, there is a similar feature where the user can quickly choose what application opens a file format from now on.

Currently, to select the default application first the user must open the properties menu and then open the Open With tab to select the default application.

Adding a Set as default button to the Open with menu (shown above) speeds up and simplifies the process and more importantly, removes confusion.
For example, when I wanted to select the default app to open PDF files with, I thought I should go to the Default applications option in the Settings app to find the option to change it there.


Thunar file manager, which I sometimes use on XFCE has that option.

I normally use Nemo file manager, which is a fork of Nautilus- and it has the same "Open With Other Application" pop-up window that Nautilus has.

EDIT: Screenshot is of Nautilus File Manager.


Yes but where does it lit you associate that file extension with that other application so you do not have to do this every time. In zorin os 16 the only place I can find it is if you right click and select file properties and then select the open with tab...this will allow you to change the association and it works from there on out with other files of that type but for some reason it still shows the icon from the previous associated application.

The icon of the file itself is the mimetype for that file; which application you choose to open it with will not change the mimetype icon.

Thank you. Is it easy to change the mime type or is that just something to live with. Thanks, Trey

It may be more productive if you can please outline exactly what it is you are trying to do.
Is that that you dislike one particular icon? That icon looks too similar to a different apps icon?
It may be a simple thing to correct, but would need to know what correction is needed first.