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Open this. With that.


Murphy MacFile types like jpeg, mov, raw, txt and others can be opened with a variety of applications. You could right-click a file and select Open With. This displays a list of apps you have installed that can open the file.

But sometimes it’s more direct to drag the file right to the Dock, as long as the program you need is on the Dock. Even if the program isn’t a permanent fixture on your Dock, it’ll be there if it’s open.

Murphy thinks this is a way obvious tip. But you never know – maybe it’ll help your mother-in-law.

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One comment to “Open this. With that.”

  1. You can hold option & apple down when dragging onto a dock icon, to force an app into trying to open a file that it doesn’t think that it can open, which can be useful when, for instance metadata has been lost.

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