Good News: Yosemite Lets you set old app versions as default

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Traverse, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Many of you may remember that in Mavericks even if you set Pages '09 as the default for ".pages" apps, they would open in Pages 5 if installed. In Yosemite, it appears that you can set defaults to older apps. I set all my ".pages" apps to open in Pages '09 and quit all apps. No matter which Pages file I opened, they all oped in Pages '09 and not Pages 5.

    Thought this was a interesting feature that may not be known.
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Default Apps (System Preferences); Safari 7 on Mavericks

    Smart! Thanks.

    Default Apps

    I still use RCDefaultApp on Mavericks. I guess that it'll be equally effective on Yosemite.


    A title bar with a non-native version of Safari

    Getting Safari 7.x to work in that way on Yosemite, as a default instead of Safari 8.x, might be non-trivial, but it should be worth the effort. No rush …

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