Changing default application

Discussion in 'macOS' started by will23, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. will23 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2005
    I was wondering how to change the defualt application for a file extension. I have open office but all the word documents want to open in text viewer. I've figured out how to change the defualt program one file at a time, but I was hoping there was a way to make it so that the extension always opens in open office. Thanks for any help.
  2. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2005
    Right (or control) click the file, Open with, Other. then you pick the app, and check the "always use this application" that's in the bottom.
  3. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    If you want to keep opening that type of file with another application, Right click, Get Info, then there should be an area for Open with, which you change and then you can choose to make it universial for all files with that extention.
  4. will23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2005
    Thanks that worked great!

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