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RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or later preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only). MacOS X uses the extension and file type settings to choose the application when opening a file in Finder, while Safari and other applications use the URL and MIME type settings at other times for content not related to a file (such as an unknown URL protocol, or a media stream).

RCDefaultApp also allows setting the application when digital cameras or FireWire webcams such as iSight are more...

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • Added ability to ignore creator codes for extensions (MacOS X 10.4 and above).
  • Added IM selection (i.e. aim:// protocol) to the Internet pane.
  • Added Blank/Video BD (Blu-ray) and DVD Device to the Media pane on MacOS x 10.5 (Leopard and above).
  • Added Spanish localization.
  • Only show one version of an application on 10.4 and above, per system limitation.
  • Fixed bug with more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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ylluminate Member IconReview+286
ylluminate
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Exceptionally useful. I still find myself using it in 10.9.4 regularly.

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Version 2.1
Joseph Farrugia Member IconReview+1
Joseph Farrugia
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download seems no longer available :-)
Anyone can upload or send me the app please?

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Version 2.1
DovTodd
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I downloaded this on June 3, 2014, had no problem. Download worked just fine.

E.M.9727 Member IconReview+8
E.M.9727
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For more years than I can remember -and I won't even count how many OSs- this wonderful little gem still works! I mean... it's late 2013... am runnin' 10.8.3 Mountain Lion... and it still works!!

Further, the Apple method via "Get Info" just doesn't always work (had the same trouble users below had) which makes this tool invaluable.

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Version 2.1
BlackMacX Member IconReview+68
BlackMacX
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This little gem has worked for years and has helped me easily change default applications for extensions, et al., quickly and painlessly. From OS X 10.2 to 10.7, it worked without issue. But with MacOSX ML, it seems to have broken, I suspect it's related to GateKeeper potentially (just a hunch). I would love if the application could be updated for continued use; but sofar, though it installs, I can't change default applications with anymore.

I have emailed the developer and asked if RCDefaultApp will be updated to work with ML; I hope; but understand if it isn't. A great application though nonetheless for anyone using OS X 10.2-10.7.

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Version 2.1
Doca Cola
+1

So far i had no trouble with ML, RCDefaultApp still works fine for me.

Livinglife Member IconReview+0
Livinglife
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Excellent app! The only way I know to change URLs like β€œtel”.

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Version 2.1
Jam Master Gee Member IconReview+1
Jam Master Gee
+1

Just downloaded and installed to get control over which program was opening .flv files. Mission accomplished. Provides great control over what applications open what files. Easy interface. Good work.

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Version 2.1
SweetP-Productions Member IconReview+315
SweetP-Productions
+3

Great App!

Transmission has recently added Magnet link support into the latest nightlies, and there is no way(that I know of) to change the default app (from Vuze to Transmission).

this app makes it super easy!

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Version 2.1
Espiridion Member IconReview+1147
Espiridion
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I recently had some issues with the default application for segmented files. I remembered RCDefaultApp and installed the older 2.0.1 and my problem was solved.
It's great to see this update. Thanks!

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Version 2.1
St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconComment+945
St00pid-M0nk3y
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OS X now does this by default via the Command + I info window and Change All function.

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Version 2.0.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
+7

Come on. RCDefaultApp does a lot more than that.

Easer
+1

I've also found that, despite trying to set these preferences using Apple's Finder, sometimes apps still open in other programs (e.g., MW Word seems to love to take over). But with RCD, my choices stay steady.

Oh, and thanks for the update!

St00pid-M0nk3y
+0

I know it does a lot more and I still use the program every day. I just didn't realize the option was there... lol. Was a new discovery to me. I wish they'd support the app though. =\ Hasn't been updated in an eternity.

Easer
+1

See my post below. I've found the Finder to be inconsistent in this regard. That's why I eventually opted to use RCDefaultApp.

Splunk23 Member IconComment+0
Splunk23
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anybody figure out how to get nntp urls to map to google groups in the default web browser?

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Version 2.0.1
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Mvasilakis
Version 2.1
user icon+121
Lemerlot
Version 2.1
user icon+47
Runtime
Version 2.1
user icon+0
Buffalo~
Version 2.1
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Jnd_au
Version 2.1
user icon+12
Doca Cola
Version 2.1
user icon+3
Kana01
Version 2.1
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Downloads 48,995
Version Downloads 21,448
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 20 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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