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How to Set Default Apps on Mac?

Objective:

  • Change default apps that open within Mac
  • Vcards
  • MailDrop
  • Select default web browser and email reader

Environment:

  • Clio Manage

Additional Information:

  • n/a

Procedure:

How to change the default Mac app for specific file types:

  • Right-click on a file that uses the file type you'd like to change the default for. For example, one with a .jpg extension (a photo).
  • Click on Get Info in the pop-up.
  • Click Open With if the section isn't already expanded.
  • Click the dropdown and choose an app.
  • Click Change All
  • Click Continue when the Finder asks you if you're sure.

Now any time you open a file with that extension, the Finder will automatically open it with the app you've selected.

How to set your default web browser:

  •  Launch System Preferences from the dock, Finder, or by clicking the  button.
  • Click General at the top left of the window.
  • Click the dropdown next to Default web browser.
  • Click the web browser you'd like to use as the default.

How to set your default email reader:

  • Launch Mail from your dock or the Finder.
  • Click Mail in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Click the dropdown next to Default Mail Reader.
  • Click the app you'd like to set as the default.

 

 

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