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File associations gone to pot

Mar 06 2009 | 10:44 am

Anyone else getting this? If I double-click a Max file – .mxf, .maxpat, .pat etc. – instead of opening it in Max, it opens various Max-built standalones eg. Kenaxis or Livid Looper etc.
I’ve done the ‘Get info’ > ‘Change All’ thing several times, but it keeps reverting to opening these other apps in preference to Max.
I have a feeling that this only started happening since I upgraded to 5.0.6. , though I could be wrong. OS 10.4.11, btw,

Mar 06 2009 | 11:04 am

i´ve experienced this problem too, and always was under the impression, that its an os thing, trying to open a file with the most recent version of an app, which would then be some standalone.

when building standalones myself, i try to givem them their own preferences files via standalone-obj and believe, that this cures it for this case.

but haven´t found a good general solution either

i might be completely off, though.


Mar 06 2009 | 2:35 pm

Hehe well it’s better than opening .pat files with Photoshop, which takes about 30 seconds to load (on a fast Mac). Happens to me every other day. I really wonder why they still haven’t got this extension stuff sorted out, it must bug tons of users.

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