Tip: this is how you set default programs on your Mac

Do you want your files to be opened in another set default programs on your Mac? Techlargest explains how to set it up very easily.

Set default programs on your Mac

The MacBook always opens your files automatically in a standard program. This way, your images are always opened in the macOS ‘Preview’ program. Don’t you want this? Then you can easily set another program yourself.

The Mac recognizes different file types and has automatically set the program to open a specific type of file. Unless you click on ‘Open with …’ to click on another program. But do you always want to open certain file types in a certain program? Then you can set that to happen automatically. You do this as follows:

  1. Open Finder and navigate to a file of which you want to change the default program, for example, an image (.jpg);
  2. Right-click on the file and choose ‘Show info’;
  3. A new window will open in which you can click on the drop-down menu ‘Open with:’;
  4. Here you choose the program (for example Pixelmator) that you want this type of file to open from now on;
  5. Click on ‘Change all …’;
  6. Confirm by clicking ‘Continue’.

tip standard program macFrom now on all files of the same type will be opened in this program. Still want to choose a different program to open your files? You can always change the default program in the same way.

Curious about other useful tips for your MacBook? Then read our tips on how to prevent double strokes on your keyboard or check how Screen Sharing works. We also explain how you use Screen Time and how you can control your MacBook with your voice.

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