Solved

File Associations in OS X

Posted on 2004-10-20
2
16,884 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
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

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
how do I change icloud email address on ipad 4 77
Problems Activesync with IOS - high consumption of link 3 60
Browsing webpage problem on Mac 6 70
mac operating system 8 111
A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to …
iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.   There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

735 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