.maxpat opens standalone…

Apr 17, 2009 at 11:19pm

.maxpat opens standalone…

I just upgraded to 5.0.7 and now all my files open a standalone I build instead of Max5…
Is this a case where I should trash the preferences (where are they again?)?

thanks

OSX 10.5.6
MacBookPro
Max 5.0.7

#43428
Apr 17, 2009 at 11:34pm

It happpens really often to me (not a 5.0.7 thing I think).
The way to correct it on osx :
select a .maxpat file ; press cmd+i ; select maxMSP in the “open with” part ; clic on “change all…”
But after a few days it happens again.
I don’t a way to set it fine definetly. Anyone?

#155814
Apr 17, 2009 at 11:44pm

as you say, there must be a better way of doing this. also, it would be nice to know what causes the problem so I can fix or avoid it!!

#155815
Apr 17, 2009 at 11:50pm

In the Finder, go to any old .maxpat, get info, select Max 5.0.7 under the Open with and click ‘Change All…’ under “Use this application to open all documents like this.”

-Ben

#155816
Apr 18, 2009 at 12:07am

I swear I knew this….
Could you shed any light on WHY this is happening??

Much appreciated.

#155817
Apr 18, 2009 at 12:42am
MIB wrote on Sat, 18 April 2009 02:07
I swear I knew this….
Could you shed any light on WHY this is happening??

Much appreciated.

thats a new virus.

it will also delete all your hip-hop mp3s next halloween – and there is nothing you could do against it.

-110

#155818
Apr 18, 2009 at 10:23am
MIB wrote on Sat, 18 April 2009 02:07
I swear I knew this….
Could you shed any light on WHY this is happening??

Much appreciated.

First: this is an OS issue. It’s not a Max issue.

You have multiple applications on your hard disk claiming to ‘own’ files ending with the suffix .maxpat. The OS has to decide which one to use when you open a document from the Finder. The complete strategy is complex, but one of the first rules of thumb is that the application with the most recent create/mod date trumps.

That’s why.

When you tell the OS that you want it to use a different app, the OS shrugs its shoulders and sez ‘awright, do it that way.”

#155819

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