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Chrome: how to open with system viewer by default?

Google Chrome used to open PDFs downloaded to the hard drive using the system's default PDF viewer by default. Recent versions of Chrome use Chrome's (inferior) built-in PDF viewer by default even ...
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1answer
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Batch change filetype associations on OS X

I just installed Sublime Text 3 beta and would like to re-associate all the filetypes I have linked to ST 2 with ST 3. Is there any way to perform this as a batch operation? For example: $ ...
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1answer
76 views

HTML link in a PDF file is opened in Chrome instead of Safari

I have a PDF with inside a link to a URL. This URL points to another PDF file, like http://Myurl.com/myfile.pdf. I can't find the option to make Safari open myfile.pdf instead of Chrome. Any ...
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1answer
169 views

File type associations on OS X for Citrix Online Plugin

I would like to associate .ICA files with Citrix online plugin, which is positioned at /Library/Application\ Support/Citrix/Citrix\ online\ plug-in.app/Citrix.app. How to do it? The problem is, in ...
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1answer
281 views

Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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1answer
165 views

How to mass de-register file association in OS X

Ever since I installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac, it associated a ton of applications as links to Parallels Desktop. I use Alfred heavily, and often accidentally I'll choose an app that's ...
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1answer
355 views

osx - stop xcode from opening ruby files

I have set my favorite text editor as the default application to open ruby files (.rb extension) multiple times by following Open With -> then Other... then I click the checkbox Always Open With. ...
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1answer
104 views

Declare a new file UTI type from commandline in OSX

My system understands a file UTI, public.objective-c-plus-plus-source, which conforms to public.source-code I'd like to use a different extension for certain files that conform to this UTI. I'd like ...
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555 views

Unable to change file association on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to change a file association for an entire extension for an application called Eagle CAD. Currently, the .brd and .sch files are associated with apps called pcbnew and eeschema ...
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OS X thinks that my folder (with .suffix at the end) is related to some App

I've named a folder with .suffix which already bound to one of Mac applications. And that is the problem when I'm trying to open this folder through the Finder. I've delete the App related to ...
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Changing mkv to video kind on mac

I am trying to put mkv files under Video Category when arranging by kind on a mac. Here's what I added to info.plist of the Core Services <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE ...
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1answer
587 views

Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there

Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there. That's super annoying and I haven't found a configuration to change it. In the settings of my ...
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1answer
131 views

Force multiple Applications in the “Open with…”

I would like to force Lion to show both Excel and TextEdit as applications in "Open with..." dialog. I currently have Excel set as the default for .dat files but occasionally I just need to glance at ...
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0answers
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How to configure MIME type associations for Safari 5.1?

I want to edit the MIME type settings for Safari so I could use MediaWiki's method to automatically edit text in an external editor, or more specifically, so I can change the associated application ...
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1answer
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OSX: assign extension to content kind

Here I have a folder containing a bunch of *.mkv files (video, obviously) and *.srt files (subtitles, obviously). I want to keep them within one folder but I don’t want them to be mixed together. It ...
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1answer
769 views

How can I change the preference for what program opens a type of link in OS X?

I recently upgraded Thunderbird to version 5, and I installed the plugin that allows the calendar tab to read/update webcal calendars. Previous to the update, I had a Basecamp milestone calendar, a ...
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1answer
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How to change default app for all files of particular file type through terminal in OS X?

How can I change the default app for all files of a particular file type through the Terminal in OS X?
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1answer
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Open With TextWrangler for all files

How do I configure TextWrangler and Mac OS X, so that TextWrangler appears in "Open With…" submenu for all files, not just the text files (and other file types explicitly supported by TextWrangler)? ...
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On OS X, how do you change a file's “Kind”?

On OS X I'd like to change the "Kind" label associated with files. Many of my files are showing up as "Plain Text File" when they are really javascript, php, css, and other file types. I don't have a ...
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3answers
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Mac OSX change file association per file on the command line

I need to batch change the application associated with certain files via the command line. I'm not to change the file association for a certain file extension, I'm actually looking to target specific ...
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1answer
1k views

Create new extension association and icon in SnowLeopard

I was searching for the best way to add a new file extension type (.xyz) and associate an icon to all files of that kind in SnowLeopard.
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2answers
907 views

Where does Mac OS X store the file associations (per file)

When I open a file info, and change the application responsible for that file, where is this override stored on the system?
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1answer
499 views

Change filetype association on OS X?

Quicktime X does not want to play certain MPG files. How do I change the default to be VLC?
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1answer
1k views

Set default open-with app to a Python program on a Mac

I use the open source application UliPad to edit restructured text files (rst). It is a Python application that I launch via Terminal like so: python32 UliPad.py I have python32 as an alias to the ...
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2answers
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Bulk “open with” change on OS X 10.6

I use Microsoft remote desktop to connect from my mac to the windows machine I work on. I have a directory with about 50 different rdp files. (The config files for each machine). They go changed to ...
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4answers
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Remove associations with applications in VMWare Fusion

One of the "features" of VMWare Fusion is that it associates files on the Mac host with programs in the VM. Unfortunately I uninstalled VMWare Fusion, and my Mac still has applications in VMWare ...
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1answer
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How to set what application to open a file based on file extension on Mac OS X?

In my Mac OS X 10.5, it has set all my *.patch files to open with 'Notepad in Windows via Parallel'. I have tried to change it by click 'Open With..' select 'TextEdit' check the 'Always Open ...
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3answers
338 views

What would interfere with changing the default application for opening files on OS X?

I know how to change the default application for opening files. I select a file in Finder, right-click and select Get Info from the context menu. In the file's Info window, expand the Open with: ...
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2answers
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How to associate the “.exe” extension to be opened with Mono?

I want to asssociate the .exe file extension to Mono (don't care about wine). Apparently, when using Finder's GUI, only .app files (application bundles) can be selected. But the Mono executable ...
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2answers
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TextMate file type association

I would like TextMate to recognize that RDF files are XML and highlight them as such but I can't seem to find a way to do this through the UI. Is there a way to add file extension/type associations?
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1answer
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How to change file associations on Mac OS X?

By default PNG images open in Preview. At some point, this has changed on my system so that clicking on a PNG file launches Paintbrush. While that's a really nice app, I'd still like the default to be ...
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5answers
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Where does Mac OS X store file association information?

I know there is a system preferences pane to manually modify the file associations in Mac OS X Leopard. However, I'm curious where does Leopard actually store these information? UPDATE: as I said, ...
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5answers
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File association for editing on a mac

I'm quite experienced with how file association works for opening files on Mac OS X. I recall reading somewhere that OS X keeps not only the information about which apps can open a file, but also ...
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4answers
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Mac OS X / Thunderbird. How do I change the application that files dragged out of Thunderbird open in?

If I drag an attachment out of Thunderbird onto the desktop and then double click it, it always opens in HexEdit which is almost certainly not what I want. I have to use right click -> open with on ...