I would like to use GLiv (an OpenGL image viewer) as standard action by clicking at pictures.
How do I manage this?

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GLiv is an outdated piece of software (last update was back in 2011), which doesn't follow standards of modern Linux desktops. Therefore it lacks proper desktop integration in elementary OS.

Even Guillaume Chazarain, the creator of GLiv, suggest at the official GLiv homepage to switch to another picture viewer:

Note that gliv-1.9.7 is probably the last release of GLiv. Other image viewers like Eye of GNOME are now sufficiently fast that I don’t use GLiv anymore. There will be new releases only if I receive bug reports.

I'd suggest you follow his advice and pick another application.

Usually it's very easy to choose another picture viewer.

  1. Open System Settings
  2. Click at Applications
  3. Choose another installed Image Viewer


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