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    Help with setting default programs

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    Help with setting default programs
    Hi all,

    I have two versions of the same program running on my mac mini. I use one of these versions much more frequently than the other one. However, the one that I use less frequently is set as my default program so when I click to open saved files, the version of the program that i do not wish to open automatically opens. To counteract this, I have to right click on the file and choose 'open with' and then select the version of the program i use more frequently. Does anyone know how to change default settings for programs so that i don't have to go through this tedious process everytime!

    Thanks, i hope you understood my question.

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    Help with setting default programs
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    single click a document you want to open with the more used app. apple+i to get info. Choose Open With, browse for the new app if it's not there, and hit 'change all'.

    All done!

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    Help with setting default programs

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    Thanks for that dtownley1. It works well. Is there anyway that I can apply this to all my files without having to individually go through each one and do what you said above?

    Thanks

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    MacHeadCase
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    Welcome to Mac-Forums, JASOX.

    You click on the button Change All... just below the drop-down menu in the Get Info box. See the attached screen shot below.
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    Help with setting default programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
    Welcome to Mac-Forums, JASOX.

    You click on the button Change All... just below the drop-down menu in the Get Info box. See the attached screen shot below.
    Thanks for that. But when i try and open a file after doing what you said, it automatically reverts back to opening with the version of the program i don't want to open it with. Any ideas??

    Thnks

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    MacHeadCase
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    What is the app?

    You have had your Mini for how long?

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