How to add a program to "open with" menu

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Millwood, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Millwood macrumors regular

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    #1
    Does anyone know how to add a program to the "open with" menu that doesn't appear already? I'm trying to add ffmpegx into the "open with" menu, but it's never there (but it is one of the recommended apps to open the .ts and .avi file with).
    Anyone know of a way? Thanks!
     

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  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Click on other and click on on All Applications where it says Enable.
    You should find more application choices from there.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Just to be clear...that doesn't actually add the program to the "open with" menu as the OP wanted...that just allows them to use any application to try and open a file.
     
  4. simie macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macosxhints/2006/09/openwith/index.php

    t turns out that there’s a shortcut solution to this problem—an easy way to set the Always Open With application for a given document. Proceed as if you were going to open the document using the contextual menu, but don’t select Open With just yet. Instead, press and hold the Option key down. Just as with the top-level menus, holding down the Option key reveals choices that aren’t normally visible. In this case, Open With changes to read Always Open With. So that’s it—select Always Open With, scroll down to find the application you’d like to use, and release the mouse. Bingo! You’ve now set the Always Open With application for the selected document (or documents, if you highlight more than one).
     

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