Wednesday, May 25, 2011

RCDefaultApp - manage default applications

RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows you to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, and MIME types. Mac OS 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.

RCDefaultApp allows setting the application when digital cameras or FireWire webcams such as iSight are connected to the computer. You also can also set the action to take when various types of CDs and DVDs are inserted into the Mac.

While all those settings can be customized from the Finder or other sources its way easier and more intuitive to have all those options at one place right in your system preferences.

The PrefPane works fine with Mac OS X Lion.

12 comments:

logo mess said...

very usefull! great to know about this feature!

Fang said...

Doesn't really seem like something I'd need, but I think I know someone who does.

evldmn said...

I should get a mac soon.

Colin Biano said...

Not sure if i would use this if i had a mac or not

FLOXIC said...

usefull stuff. thanks for this information.

Zach said...

Very useful

hyyypz said...

thx for this useful stuff . i will buy next week a imac :)

Radux said...

useful tool, thank you

Trelin said...

This isn't built into OS X already? I was going to say +1 for windows, but then I remembered Vista and 7 will often ignore or not save preferences saved from its built in associations app. Guess it's a tie.

supertwiks said...

thx mang ill keep this in mind if ill get my mac soon

phosports said...

thanks for the tip!
ive been wondering how to do this

Gionni said...

Very interesting, thanks for the tips!