How to associate .mlx extension with Matlab in Ubuntu 18.04?

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Vinay Ingle
Vinay Ingle on 17 May 2019
Commented: Vinay Ingle on 21 May 2019
I recently installed 2019a in Ubuntu 18.04. However, .mlx files are associated with "Archive Manager". How can I change this association?

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Saumya Goel
Saumya Goel on 20 May 2019
I believe you can try the steps mentioned in this link: https://websiteforstudents.com/open-files-with-default-apps-in-ubuntu-17-10-18-04/. This should help you modify and link the application required to open the "MLX Scripts".
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Vinay Ingle
Vinay Ingle on 21 May 2019
Hi Soumya,
Thanks for the link. The discussion there-in (i.e., adding %F at the end of 'Exec=" line) almost solved the problem. All .mlx files are now associated with MATLAB. However, double clicking any .mlx file opens MATLAB but does not load that file. So there is some disconnect somewhere.

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