Mac - Changing Default Application for Opening File Types

This article explains how to change the default application for opening a particular file type.

1. Select the file.

Select file window

2.  Now, you can either press the combination of Command + I on your keyboard or go into the Finder menu and select File > Get Info.

Finder menu

3.  Select the option Open with:, and click the arrow next to it to reveal the application dropdown box.


Open with dropdown menu
4.  Select the other application you would like to open this type of file with from the Dropdown box under the section Open with:.

Application selection menu

5.  Finally, in the section Open with:, select Change All..., if you would like to change the default application that opens this type of file globally and permanently.

Change all



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Keywords:Mac, Default, File Type app apps   Doc ID:93078
Owner:Erik O.Group:Parkland College
Created:2019-07-11 09:09 CSTUpdated:2019-07-15 16:07 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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