Published on Mar 25, 2013
If you use your Mac for any period of time you will find the need to open a document with a different program other than the one that is set as default. The "Open With" menu appears in the Finder whenever you right-click or control-click on the icon of a document. The "Open With" commanded is designed to give you a list of alternative choices to handle the file that you've selected, but after long-term use you will find this list can get a little bit messy.
Duplicate entries in your "Open With" menu can be easily cleaned via a simple terminal command. In this video I will also show you how to create a bash script to make it easier to repeat this cleaning whenever needed as well as create aa Alfred workflow to do the same(requires the Alfred powerpack.) http://www.alfredapp.com/powerpack/
Below you'll find the commands used in the video. If you are creating the .bash_profile alias method remember you will have to quit and relaunch terminal for this to work.
Fix Duplicate "Open With" Terminal: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.
Fix Duplicate "Open With" via Bash alias: alias fixow='/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreSe
If you are a little shy of monkeying around in terminal and bash you can use utilities like Onyx or Cocktail to get the job done.
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