How to get rid of certain right click menu items ???

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    How do you get rid of certain obsolete right click menu items ??

    when i right click on my Mac, it shows me 3 versions of CS3 photoshop....
    i would like to get rid of the 2 older versions that i no long have.......

    How do i do this ?

    thanks !
     
  2. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i mean : command - click or using a mouse with a right click button.

    any advice on how to reset your right click serivces...?
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I have only one extra contextual menu option, and that's from Journler. The plug-in is inside the "Contextual Menu Items" folder inside my (not the System's) Library folder. (Photoshop might load inside the System Library folder, so you might have to check there.)

    You should be able to trash what you don't want. To be safe, you might want to first move the files to another folder, then restart. If your system handles right-clicks without argument, then trash the unwanted files. If your computer does give you any guff, you can always put them back and find a proper uninstaller.

    BTW, the Journler plug-in has a folder for an icon. To open it, if you're curious, you'll need to right-click, then select "Show Package Contents."

    mt
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    actually, what i meant to change was the "Open With" menu items.......
    When i right click on a photo, it will ask what app to open the file with.....
    There it will ask me to open with 3 different versions of CS3 .......

    How do you get rid of the 2 older versions ??

    thanks!
     
  6. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Those are stored in the Launch Services database. The easiest way to clear them up is to rebuild this database. In Terminal:
    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    You should reboot after running that.

    Note: This will clear out all old application entries. They will be replaced with apps that you currently have installed, each file type will have the list of apps that can open it.
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    though it will be a little scary using the terminal,
    since i never use it, and am scared to mess things up.....
     
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