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Mac OS X: Changing Default Applications




  • Browse to a file in which you would like to change the default application it opens





  • Right click or Ctrl + Click on the file and select Get Info





  • Look for the Name & Extensions: heading in the information window





  • Click the drop down arrow under Open With and select your preferred program
  • If a program is not listed select Other to browse applications





  • Once an application is selected click the Change All button





  • Select Continue to allow all files with the same extension to open with the selected program