[OS X TeX] pdf in Safari et al

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Jan 21 19:05:53 EST 2007

Am 22.01.2007 um 00:44 schrieb Robert Bruner:

> Coming to OS X from a Unix/Linux background, I am astonished that
> there is no mime.types sort of mechanism for telling Safari what
> program to use to interpret data, e.g., .pdf files.
> Is this really true?

There are means that explain to all programmes which application  
should handle which kind of file. In Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4, the Launch  
Service handles this area (UTI: Universal Type Identifier). The  
RCDefaultApp Preference Pane for the System Preferences allows to  
change some things – 'though newly installed or updated applications  
can change these settings upon their installation. And there are many  
such "helpful" applications ...

RCDefaultApp Preference Panel can also set MIME things.



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