[OS X TeX] pdf in Safari et al

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jan 22 04:54:39 EST 2007

Am 22.01.2007 um 01:20 schrieb Adam R. Maxwell:

>> 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 ...
> In general, applications shouldn't set this except at user request;  
> what applications are you aware of that set this upon  
> installation?  It may appear that a newly installed application  
> does this, but I suspect it's often because the user hasn't  
> explicitly specified a binding, and the most recently installed  
> application appears to take precedence.

I think it's rather your explanation than mine that describes Tiger's  
behaviour right: suddenly a 'free' file type is bound to an  
application. I am not sure whether an application really actively  
usurps a binding.

Examples I remember and can see: Platypus (Bourne and tcsh shell  
scripts), Smultron (csh scripts), TextMate (reclaims all .diff  
or .patch or .orig or .utf8 files), SubEthaEdit (reclaims  
all .awk, .sgml, .enc, .conf, .rc files) – GNU Emacs is the proper  



These are my principles and if you don't like them... well, I have  
                                         - Groucho Marx

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