Re: Open with from Get Info
- From: dorayme <doraymeRidThis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 10:10:15 +1000
Tom Stiller <tomstiller@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well maybe you DON'T want all jpg files to open in just one application.
When you save a jpg from Photoshop, it gets a Photoshop creator type, so
that when you double-click that file, Photoshop will open it. Sometimes
you just want it to be that way.
I don't follow you I am afraid. I follow individual statements
but not the reasoning as a whole. If you don't want all jpg files
to open in just one application, why would you be choosing an app
from the drop down menu under "."?
You're incorrectly attributing the "Use this application to open all
docs like this." line to the "Open with" selection.
And given that you have so chosen, what does the "Change all"
refer to? I thought the previous question refers to the class of
things under review, namely "all docs like this?
You choose which application and then decide if the selection is to be
for only the selected file or all dosuments of this type.
Thanks for trying, penny needs to drop more maybe for me? Here is
a real live case and you tell me what real life sense (as opposed
to some highly unlikely theoretical possibility) the notices make?
A person wants to be able to open every one of his thousands of
preview iconed files that are .gif with Fireworks. He does not
want to open anything now. He just wants to set this up.
He does the only thing he knows, he selects one file and commands
for Get Info (He does not select a whole lot of files because
then he would have a whole lot of Get Infos which would confuse
All this is surely sensible and reasonable and likely.
Now he sees the Open with and yes, he wants the particular file -
of course - to open with FW. But he does not just want this. He
wants all the Preview files (in particular) that end in .gif to
be turned into FW iconed files and, above all, he wants all those
files to open in FW when he clicks on them doubly. This is a
reasonable and sensible thing to want.
So he chooses FW from the browse drop down and things look
promising, magically the selected file has acquired a FW icon.
"Sure to open in FW now!" he says to himself. But what about all
the other Preview files that end in .gif?
Ah, there is a provision for that, he looks down and there is a
"Change All..." button. Change all what? Well, presumably, it
would be reasonable to assume, "change at least all Preview files
that end in .gif" (he is secretly hoping it means "change
anything that ends in .gif but he does not know this for sure...
Preview with .gif will do for now, he thinks).
Following me so far?
Now he presses that promising looking button. To his surprise, it
does not just do what he has asked it to do but instead asks:
'Are you sure you want to change all your Fireworks docs to open
with the application "Firefox"?'
and it adds in small type:
'This change will apply to all Fireworks.app documents with
Can you see why this might seem rather perplexing in a real life
situation? You want to change all the Preview docs that end in
..gif to open with FW it presumably understands? But it thinks you
might not want to change all FW that already .gif to open in FW?
It is crazy illogical looking to me. He wants all the Preview
files that end in .gif to open in FW, why is this machine asking
if he wants FW files to open in FW at this stage?
But that is not the end of the craziness: when you say yes,
scratching your head, "Continue" the 'Open with' text in the drop
down box in the Get Info panel changes back to Preview! (It does
on my machine when choosing a Classic program).
I find it hard to believe that I am the only soul on this earth
mightily perplexed by this. But it may be!
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