Chaning "Open With" menu items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nichos, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. nichos macrumors 6502

    nichos

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    #1
    I've searched but couldn't find how to change the "open with" applications listed. Adobe put a million entries in there when I installed photoshop and I don't need them all. Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. c6viperkiller macrumors newbie

    c6viperkiller

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    #2
    On my computer, the files seem to be stored in Applications > Photoshop Folder > Samples > Droplets. The two folders in the "droplets" folder contain the items you are talking about. I assume you would just get rid of these and they would vanish from the open with... menu.
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    Yeah, there was a thread about this a while back... Can't be arsed to find it, but our conclusion was that if you don't use those droplets, you can just trash them (or make a zip of their folder and trash the original) with no ill side-effects.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    I got rid of them all using the trash method. I then repaired permissions.

    Not to hijack your thread, but I have like 3 of every App in my open with... menu. Like 3 Text Edits, 3 Safari's. Anyone know how to fix that?
     
  5. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

    khisayruou

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    Run this in terminal, it will rebuild your LaunchServices database.
    I don't know who originally created this, but all credit goes to him/her.

    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Thank you SO much, that worked perfectly!
     

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