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10.4: Enable 'Open With for all' to work for certain apps
Authored by: LoonyPandora on Nov 04, '05 06:34:12AM

In addition to this, OS X seemingly will not allow you to set an application that has never been opened before. (You get the message "Are you sure you want to open this application for the first time" when you try to open an app for the first time)

Manually launching the application, and confirming this dialog box will allow you to set the "open with" section reliably in future.



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10.4: Enable 'Open With for all' to work for certain apps
Authored by: frankko on Nov 04, '05 08:38:21AM

On my machines, this is always the problem/solution.



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10.4: Enable 'Open With for all' to work for certain apps
Authored by: Zo-1 on Nov 04, '05 08:20:53PM

This is a seperate issue, which began with the one security scare I can remember in all my years on Mac -- a fix was issued in about five minutes, but now, it seems, we have to live as though it's going on forever.

Beware emptying your LaunchServices cache, which is where these connnections are kept, or you will have to approve the opening of every app you want to open on your own computer all over again.

This kind of intrusiveness is uncharactistic of Mac and totally annoying - and don't get me started: For some reason it is "Widgets," a preferences pane, that kindly allows one to disable one of the stupidest behaviors yet foisted upon us: This download contains an app, are you sure you want to continue? I certainly hope it contains an app because that's what I clicked on. This level of being taken care of by Apple I do not need--nor does anyone else. If we cannot be responsible for our own choice of download, maybe Apple shouldn't trust us with their great big scary ol' computers. Sorry to see creeping Windoze-mania, especially when it is illogical.



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10.4: Enable 'Open With for all' to work for certain apps
Authored by: dr_turgeon on Nov 12, '05 01:55:24PM

Continuing off topic...

What if you think you're downloading something that isn't an app? Is it not a good idea to warn the user of a lurking executable in this case? I don't get those warnings, since I don't use Safari very often, preferring FireFox.

But the other thing I really do like that you lament: The first launch warning. To me it makes great sense to have that option. It prevented for me the launching of apps that may have altered the launch-services settings -- malicious or not.



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