Can Sparrow and Spotlight be friends?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by charlieegan3, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    When I search for stuff in spotlight and I choose an email it opens in Apple Mail, not Sparrow, but Sparrow is my default client? Can I make this work?
     
  2. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    Done a little more research out side of this site and it seems no is the answer.

    Shame, this would be really handy.
     
  3. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Does Sparrow give the emails a file extension? In Mail.app they are .emlx.

    If yes then try the following:

    1. Download and install the Default Apps prefpane
    http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

    2. Open System Preferences

    3. Go to Other >> Default Apps

    4. Click on extensions. Find the extension Sparrow uses for emails. If it doesn't exist create it. Once you have done this select the default app in the drop down box. Click "Override file creator".

    I've not tried this for emails but it's worth a shot.
     
  4. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    looked hopeful, but still seem to open in mail from spotlight, also there was only eml, no emlx?
     

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    Too late, Apple's already put poison in the bird feeder :eek:
     
  6. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Shame, it seems that way.

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    I actually think the issue is with sparrow, when you set it to open .emlx files it creates a new message with the file as an attachment.
     
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Sorry about that... I thought it was worth a try.
     

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