[OS X TeX] TeXMaker stole my file associations

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sun Jan 30 20:00:04 EST 2011

On Jan 30, 2011, at 4:42 PM, Alan Munn wrote:

> Hi, I was taking a look at TeXMaker, just out of curiosity, (not impressed) and now it's decided that it should open all my TeX-related files, which is very annoying. Since there are a lot of tex-related file extensions, I'm wondering if there's a command-line or stand-alone utility way to change a whole bunch of extensions at once, rather than having to find one of each type and manually go through the "Get Info" + "Change for all" route.
> Any suggestions?
> Also, is there any way to stop an application from stealing file associations like this?
> Alan

You might find RCDefaultApp (a prefpane) useful. There's a nice quick description of what it does at



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