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Re: opening notebooks in mathematica player instead of

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  • Subject: [mg97430] Re: [mg97397] opening notebooks in mathematica player instead of
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:49:03 -0500 (EST)
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In OS X, you can select a notebook and "get Info..." from the Finder (cmd-I).

You can then select which app opens the notebook. You can select  
Player. There is an option to change all files of the same type (.nb  
files) to show the same behaviour.

This should work most of the time.

If you want to open a doc with Mathematica proper, you can open it  
from within Mathematica. You can also right-click -- cmd-Click and  
select Mathematica from the list of choices to "open with..." This  
provides you with a way to override the default behaviour. You can  
even open files in BBEdit or TextEdit this way.

You may have a problem with .m files, though. Xcode uses this  
extension for objective c files, and in my experience it is a crap  
shoot which app opens them, regardless of the default behaviour. If  
you do not have Xcode installed, there will be no problem.

So a combination of default assignment using "get Info..." and the  
specific override using the contextual menus should provide you with  
what you want.


On Mar 12, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Steven Matthew Anderson wrote:

> When I double click on a notebook I want just want to view it.  Is  
> there a way to default the assigned application to open the  
> mathematica notebooks with the mathematica viewer instead of having  
> mathematica boot up?  If I want mathematica to boot up I'll click on  
> the icon.  That's on my doc.
> I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) on a PowerBook G4 if that helps  
> any.

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