How does OSX tell what app to open when you double click a file?

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Wed Aug 7 14:55:44 EDT 2019

On Aug 7, 2019, at 2:31 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> No idea if this is any help at all, but I run two versions of Apple Pages (I have my reasons… ;-)
No wisecracks from me—I ran Word 4.0 and 5.1 on the same computer for years.  It was the rare case where msft didn’t damage a file when opened with an older version.   I didn’t always need the new features, and 4 was *far* leaner . . .

Also, to say something on topic . . . note that OSX is kind of ham-handed on file types.  As near as I can tell, you can’t change the default application manually without applying to all files of that type at the same time.

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