How do I change Preview defaults on OS X?
Question by Ray Nichol /

Hi,

I tried Jackson’s tip for changing the default file type in ‘Preview’ but did not work. I am on OSX 10.7.5 and would love to change this but just won’t work.

Regards,

Ray

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Answers (8)
  • Vivek Kumar Yadav

    Preview opens many different file types; it has no default type. If you want certain file types to always open in Preview, that’s something you can easily do.
    But since your question is a bit vague and you haven’t given any reference to the tip you attempted to use, you’ll need to be more specific as to exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.

    or use RCDefault

  • shivasakti

    changing default program for opening file on OS X is use get info on contextual menu by “right-click” on file that handle with preview like pdf or image format, on that contextual menu “open with” choose program that you want to default for, don’t forget to click “change all” :)

  • Rakesh Mishra

    can use Daniel’s option because i have tried that

  • Christopher Webb

    You can use the Terminal app to change this or graphical interface.

  • Daniel Ooi

    Just right click on any file that you want to open -> click on “get info” -> choose the applications that you wan to open in ” Open with “

  • Mulder

    Preview opens many different file types; it has no default type. If you want certain file types to always open in Preview, that’s something you can easily do.

    But since your question is a bit vague and you haven’t given any reference to the tip you attempted to use, you’ll need to be more specific as to exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.