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Batch convert document--application links Apps
One of the best new features in OS X is the ability to batch-convert application links for various documents. Before finding this, I had inadvertently started up Classic simply by clicking on a .jpg file that could have been viewed in Preview instead. To make the files open a different application, shift-click to select as many of the same document type as you want (for example, 100 .jpg files), then choose Show Info from the File menu in the Finder. Select Application in the pop-up menu and you will be able to select any application you wish to open the files. Once you've made your choice, the batch-conversion is nearly instantaneous.

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or you can change the general binding for that file type...
Authored by: atl on Apr 03, '01 10:42:05AM

don't forget that you can also change the default application for that type in that same "Get Info > Applications" pane, using just one instance.

One thing I haven't figured out yet is how to change the file mappings in a general way. For example, Stuffit Expander still has control over more types than I want.

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or you can change the general binding for that file type...
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 03, '01 09:46:41PM

You can only change the default application for a particular type of a file if the file in question does not already have a creator code (whether or not it has a type code is irrelevant). Otherwise, the default application is obviously the application to which the relevant creator code belongs.

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