Right click - open file options

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

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    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.

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


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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


    Sep 3, 2006
    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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