|Jun 6, 2010, 03:58 PM||#1|
Notepad equivalent on a Mac?
I a new to mac. I am trying to open a ".config" file but I get this error message: "There is no default application specified to open the document xxxx". Normally, on a Windows, I would just force open it with notepad as it conly contain text. How do I do the same with a Mac?
|Jun 6, 2010, 04:00 PM||#2|
Try changing the extension to .txt or to .rtf. This way you can open it with Textedit.
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|Jun 6, 2010, 04:17 PM||#4|
Click the file once so it's highlighted, and either press Command + I or go to the File menu and select Get Info. From the Get Info window, below the Open With pop-down list choose, TextEdit. Below Use this application to open all documents like this. click Change All...
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|Jun 6, 2010, 08:05 PM||#6|
Thanks, I got it open by using Textedit without changing extensions.
I have few more questions:
With the search on the upper right corner, after I find my filed, how do I get it to show up at the location the file is in? I can't even right click the file.
Is there a "My computer" for Mac? The finder feels like just a regular windows, especially sometimes it won't even show all my drives. I have to close all finders and restart it.
|Jun 6, 2010, 08:08 PM||#7|
Have a look at the Preferences in Finder and see what it says UNDER GENERAL AND SIDEBAR.
Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.
Mac OS X Basics
Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows
Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X
Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X
Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks
Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.
Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints
Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more
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