In this tutorial, we will see how to make Wine (1.3) the default program to open Windows .exe files. By setting Wine the default program for opening EXE files, you will be able to start the installation of executable files in just a double-click, not need to right-click the file to open it with Wine.
If you haven't yet installed Wine (1.3) on Ubuntu 11.04, check this tutorial to install it.
1. Right-click now on any executable file and select Open With Other Application.
2. In the list of programs, scroll down and select Wine Windows Program Loader, leave the "Remember this application for "DOS/Windows executable"files" option selected, then click Open.
3. From now on, you can double-click executable files to open them with Wine .