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changing the default application for opening pictures
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Mar 3, 2003, 04:33 PM
so easy to do in jag, but one of my friends wont use anything but os9 (silly girl), and i cant remember how to do this. short of downloading something that changes all the pics file types to quicktimes picture viewer, is there a workaround?


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Mar 4, 2003, 09:13 AM
All I can suggest is that she keeps an alias of her prefered image app on her desktop (or a popup folder) and drags the file to whatever she wants to open it with? Any help?
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Mar 5, 2003, 06:35 AM
What you'll want to do is either show her how to convert a file type and creator with a program like File Buddy, TechToolLite or ResEdit, or you'll want to install something like OpenWithCMM. OpenWithCMM apparently provides a contextual menu very similar to OS X's Open With" contextual menu.

I've never thought about how one would force the system to always open a particular file type or creator code with a specific application. I don't think it's possible in the classic Mac OS.

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