How do I change Preview defaults on OS X?

Ray Nichol November 9, 2012
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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

  1. Vivek Kumar Yadav
    December 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

    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

  2. shivasakti
    December 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    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" :)

  3. Freud Iomc
    November 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  4. Rakesh Mishra
    November 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

    can use Daniel's option because i have tried that

  5. Christopher Webb
    November 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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

  6. Daniel Ooi
    November 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    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 "

  7. Mulder
    November 10, 2012 at 3:53 am

    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.

  8. ha14
    November 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    can RCDefaultApp be of any help?
    http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

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