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I'm the editor-in-chief of Bittbox. I'm a designer and developer by day, and a writer and musician when the feeling strikes. I enjoy vintage advertisements and puzzles with an absurd amount of pieces. Follow me on Twitter. When Dashboard was an infant, Apple provided developers with guidelines for developing effective and useful dashboard Connect with us. Continue Reading. You may also like Again, this is specific to the file you chose, and this method will not apply to all files sharing that same file format.

This approach will change the default application universally for all files of a specific format. Use the pulldown menu to choose the new application for the Change All button to be usable and to apply the adjustment to all files of the file format type.


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The video below demonstrates the latter trick, changing the default application for all files of a given type:. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! Enter your email address below:. This was exactly what I needed, thank you so much.

I have a file association problem where I do not have a file to click on to set the association.


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  6. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you! I downloaded Adobe Acrobat for my photoshop files but found that Acrobat kept opening my pdf documents too rather than native Preview. It was clunky, took longer to open, and had less of the functions I loved. I spent so long trying to open docs in preview one-by-one; glad to have run by your article!

    How to Change a File Type's Default App in macOS

    Highlight the file. How do you change the app to open a file type without the file? I agree with Shawn — it seems to randomly reset itself all the time. Did everything like you suggested and it is not working. When I go to change all it is defaulting back to the original application.

    Any other alternatives? Do you have an idea? OSX Possibly this is new though, as I never tried it in earlier versions. Same problem as Ray. I am trying to change default for numbers and. Is there anywhere else to change Filetype Associations? Select the new version of Numbers to open the document with.

    You have to select the version you want to associate and open the document with. Why do you have a new and old version of Numbers on the same Mac anyway? That is kind of unusual, I suggest going for the newest version. In the old Macintosh OS9 era everything went much smoother and effective. Do you remember?? Easy it was!

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    5. Useful for files got from other people removable media. I could not get a Raw file to open with Preview, instead it was opening with Adobe Photoshop. But with method 2, it seems to be working! Asked 5 months ago. Viewed 81 times.

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      TheMac TheMac 1. This is almost but not quite a duplicate of "Is it possible to query the launch services database for applications that will open an arbitrary file or UTI type? It looks like the answer to that question, an open-source tool named duti , may answer this one as well. Perfect, that looks like exactly what I'm looking for!

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