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    David,

    In your case, it might be worth following Bob’s advice in post 14 above. It’s maybe a question of confirming that Preview is the default app for jpegs as well as for pdfs.

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    @Tomos, you said:
    I have same issue every time I click on the preview icon in the dock it goes to my PDF files, it used to open jpeg but for some reason it don't any longer.
    Clicking on the icon on the dock should open Preview and show a Finder-like window with all the kinds of files associated with Finder in black and everything else greyed out. If jpg files are greyed out, then they are not associated with Preview. To associate all jpg files with Preview, find one in Finder (not Preview) and then right click on it to Get Info. In the resulting window, click on the lock icon and provide an admin password to open up the file attributes for change. Now in the middle of the window will be a prompt for "Open with" and in the block should be Preview. If it is not, click on the box and a list of potential applications will appear. Find Preview and click on it, then click on "Change All..." just below the box and give it a few minutes to run. Every .jpg file will now be associated with Preview and will now appear to Preview as one that can be opened.

    What I suspect happened is that some other application was installed and took over as the application default for jpg files. Could be just about anything that can show images.
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    What I suspect happened is that some other application was installed and took over as the application default for jpg files. Could be just about anything that can show images.

    A good explanation and possible solution Jake, and I hope those affected will try the suggested fix and report back if it fixed the problem or not.

    BTW: I thought the "sandboxing" was to prevent any app installs from making such changes if that was happening.



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    Patrick, I have seen in some installations that when you give permission to the installation, you are also giving permission for it to make system changes. Sandboxing cannot prevent user-permitted changes like that. The lesson to be learned is to read what you are agreeing to, don't just click on "Agree."
    Jake

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    Sandboxing cannot prevent user-permitted changes like that. The lesson to be learned is to read what you are agreeing to, don't just click on "Agree."

    You got that right Jake and I forgot that the option was sometimes offered, and up to the user to notice, but that's almost like suggesting that the user RTFM!!!

    RTFM = Read The Friendly Manual... in polite terms, for those who didn't know!!! Various other versions exist...



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    Thanks very much to all. got it as one said its just another finder.
    Diolch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomos View Post
    Thanks very much to all. got it as one said its just another finder.
    Diolch.

    Does this actually translate to mean that it is all working properly now???

    And which method did you use to get it so, if that is the case???


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    yes all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomos View Post
    yes all good.

    Well, at least that's half the questions answered.


    BTW: Have you tried either of these fish and chip shops that just got nominated as some of the best??
    The two Welsh chippies just named among the UK's top 20 fish and chip shops - Wales Online

    I wonder if they are really good or if it's just part of an advertising gimmick.

    PS: Don't bother commenting on the mushy peas, we don't appreciate them here and not a single decent fish and chip shop will even serve them.


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    can't comment the chip shops are quite a distance from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomos View Post
    can't comment the chip shops are quite a distance from me.
    Diolch yn Fawr

    Croeso


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