Right click - open file options

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cool11, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    When I right click to a file, it gives me all the available options to open it.
    But there are so many!

    Even programs that I had in the past. 4 vlc apps, 3 stuffit, 2 squeeze etc.
    Chaos.

    How can I choose what is displayed when I right click? How can I clean all the bad stuff?
     
  2. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Totally annoying, eh? Even worse is that some of my apps appear *multiple* times in the list. Soooo un-apple. Any fixes?
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Rebuilding LaunchServices should help you get rid of uninstalled apps and duplicate listings. Here is the Terminal method for doing so, or you can use a maintenance app like MainMenu to do it with just a couple of clicks.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ive noticed that ive had to do this all this time after i disconnect my cloned external drive. everytime i disconnect it two of every app shows up in the open with menu. rebuild launch services.... fixes it. a while later after unplugging the drive comes back again. is there a real fix?
     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I used mainmenu.
    I did the rebuild services function but this does not cleared the right click menus.
    Should I do something else?
     

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