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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Changing the default application!

For each file type, OS X has a default application that it uses when you double-click on one of these files.  I probably mentioned one or two ways of changing that default application, but I think that this is one of the easiest and most efficient way.  You simply have to select a file that has the extension that you want to make the change for and press "Command - I" or click "Get Info" in the Finder.  The interesting section of the Get Info window is the Open With.  From there, you select the new application that you want by default.  It will only change it for that specific file, but you can apply it to all by clicking on "Change All...".  



2 Comments:

Blogger Tristan Bolton said...

That is one way, or if you right-click the file and then hold down the Option key 'Open With' will change to 'Always Open With'

May 22, 2008 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Benny said...

A side question. Do you know how to clean up the 'Open With' option? I got repeated applications listed on the 'Open With' list, like 6 Camino.app, 2 Safari.app, and etc.

Thanks in advance,

May 22, 2008 at 2:44 AM  

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