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Default editing choices for file types (5 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 15 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • guest Registered Member

    There needs to be a way to set the default editing choice for different file types:

    Ex. I click on HTML file and hit cmd-j to edit, and I get the option to edit w/ BBEdit or Photoshop w/ the BBEdit option already selected. There should be a way to save that choice for all files of type X, so all HTML files automatically edit with BBEdit vs. Photoshop.

    Thanks! Best FTP client in the world 5 versions running!


    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    To set the editor for a file type, select a file of that type (e.g. select a .html file), click Get Info, and set the "Edit files like this:" menu to the editor you want. After that Fetch should not ask you which editor you want to use.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    That does it!

    Thanks a billion, Jim!


    Posted 16 years ago #

  • GusDoeMatik Member

    I have the same problem. I followed the instructions as given. Plus I knew that already. because I played around with Fetch to figure things out. Well anyways, I'm trying to get fetch to open images files with Photoshop CS, and HTML files in Dreamweaver. But the options I have to open the files with are BBedit, textwrangler, and another app. Well how do I get it to open files in specific apps?

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Fetch makes a distinction between "editing" and "opening" a file in another application. When you "edit" a file with Fetch, Fetch opens the file in the selected application so you can make changes to it, and then when you save the file in the application, it saves your changes back to the server instead of to your local hard drive.

    Only certain applications include support for saving the file back to the server via Fetch, so Fetch only lists those applications as choices for editing applications. Photoshop and Dreamweaver do not support saving the files back to the server via the Fetch "Edit" command, so Fetch does not list them as choices in the "Edit files like this with" menu.

    However, you can tell Fetch to open any kind of file in any other application when you download it or double-click on it in Fetch. The difference is that any changes will be saved locally. I think this will do what you want.

    To do this:

    * Select a file of that type (e.g. select a .html file).
    * Click Get Info.
    * In the Transfer Options section, select "Save and open the file" in "After transferring a file like this" section.
    * Also in the Transfer Options section, choose the application you want (e.g. Dreamweaver) from the "Open files like this with:" menu. If the application you want is not listed, you can choose "Other" to find it.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 08-09-2005).]

    Posted 15 years ago #


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