Changing default handler for file type STOPPED working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lordthistle, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. lordthistle macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2008
    I have always changed the default handler for a generic file type, by opening it while pressing the ALT key and selecting "Always open with".

    It does not work any more.

    What can I do?

    - thistle
  2. fwhh macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2004
    Berlin, Germany
    Check if you disabled/mapped the option(aka. alt)-key in keyboard preference pane.
    Try to change the default handler by opening the informationscreen (cmd-i) of a file of the type you want to change and try to change it there.
    And maybe telling us your OS X version could help sorting out your problem.
  3. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    If you hold CTRL while single-clicking the image or whatever in question you will be given a contextualmenu with a Open With menuitem. You can also rightclick the same file and be given the contextualmenu. I tried holding down the ALT key here in OS X Leopard and that just opened the imagefile(PNG) I had selected.

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