Apple iPhone Help Tips Tricks and Tutorials

Change default Applications for files on a Mac

Whenever you double-click on a file on your Mac, your device will use a pre-selected app to open that file. This makes the process of opening files much faster and easier. However, there are cases when you  want to use a different app to open some file. In other words, they want to change default applications for files on a Mac. The question is how Mac users can do this? Just like almost anything else on Mac, the process of changing default applications for files on a Mac is very easy and straightforward.

  1. Start this activity by locating the file that you want to open. Once you have the file on the display, ctrl click on it. Keep in mind that we are talking about literally any kind of file that you can see on a Mac like a JPG file for photos or an AVI file for videos.
  2. When you ctrl-click on the file, you will get a box with a few options. Select the Get Info in the pop-up window.
  3. After that, click the Open With line. Remember that in some cases this section can be expanded automatically.
  4. Select the drop-down and opt for an app.
  5. Select Change All and click the Continue button once the Finder asks you whether you are sure about this.

When you complete step six, you can expect to launch the selected app whenever you open a file with that specific extension.



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