Solved

File Associations in OS X

Posted on 2004-10-20
2
16,857 Views
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
Im pretty sure this is easy for a Mac expert however being a newbie...

How do you change what program is run when opening a document. For example currently preview opens adobe documents, now I would prefer acrobat reader to do this. Ive found how to change it for specific files by selecting the file choosing get info then changing the open with but how do you change the global default.
0
Comment
Question by:paranoidcookie
2 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 125 total points
ID: 12359907
In the get info window, when you change the association, there is a button just below the "Open With" menu that says "Change All". That only affects the docs you currently have on your machine. New docs that are downloaded will default to whatever their particular association is.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Scorp888
ID: 12361359
It also won't work with CD's as the files are read only :-(
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Even though Mac OS X has been around for many years now, certain well-liked and eminently useful software apps never made the jump from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Ever used Word Perfect for Mac? Version 3.5 was the last version, built for Mac OS 9. Who c…
Information security is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just as lucrative is the black market industry which trades stolen identities, credit card numbers and software exploits all over the world. Nothing is hack-proof. The best one can do is make …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now