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Question for Mac Users!!!

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06-25-2007, 02:16 AM
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Okay, here's my question. When I select a media file (mostly photos) and go to "open with", it shows about 20 choices. Is there a way I can customize this to show only the apps I want, or to at least delete some of them?
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06-25-2007, 02:19 AM
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It gives you what it thinks you would most likely open it with. As far as your question I dont think that is really possible without deleting the programs that come up that you don't want to. I may be wrong however.

12-27-2007, 06:16 PM
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Im trying this my self i recently bought a 17" imac

01-03-2008, 07:42 AM
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I've never found a way to edit that menu. Nowadays, I almost exclusively use LaunchBar. You just select the file you want to open, hold down the LaunchBar shortcut (control-space for me; I think it's command-space by default), and then when LB opens up hit the abbreviation for the app you want and the selected item gets opened.

I think the functionality is called "Instant Send" if you're looking for it in the LB promotional materials or documentation.

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You can also right-click (or however you do it) and select Get Info. Right above Preview, maximize Open with and set your default.

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No, I don't think there is any way to remove applications from that list, although I think applications are added automatically once they installed.

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Right click (command + click) the file, select "Get Info" and under "Open with:" select the program you want to open it with, I recommend Preview for all image files and then select "Change All..."

As for choosing what ones to list, I have no clue and would also love to know how to do that.

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http://www.manytricks.com/openwithmanager/

Rawr. There we go but only works for certain file types. Like jpegs, gifs, pdfs and such.

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Originally Posted by chaka42 View Post
You can also right-click (or however you do it) and select Get Info. Right above Preview, maximize Open with and set your default.
this is the answer, there is no real way to edit that menu

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