I’m running Ubuntu 12.10 and have Blender 2.66 installed manually - not through a PPA or the Software Centre. In other words from blender.org from an archive.
It’s running fine and I created a Launcher Icon which is currently sitting in my user folder/.local/share/applications and duplicated in the Unity Launcher.
(I used the handy addon/script for Nautilus to do this called “Arronax” - ‘Create Starter for this file’)
Placing my launcher file in my home Applications is one of the default saving locations for .desktop files with Arronax. Although I imagine there is a File System area that could be better perhaps - although I don’t know if it’s necassary.
So to get to the point I’d like to associate my .blend files with Blender (remember blender isn’t installed as such) so that I can click on them to launch within Blender as I did in Windows.
I’ve read since whichever version of Gnome Ubuntu 12.10 uses, there isn’t an option to run “Open With” that you can select a file over a program - obviously Blender doesn’t show up in the open with list as it isn’t installed
Can anyone explain what the steps are to get the associations to work please?
Edited: I’ve got a fix below