[TxMt] Re: how can I make TextMate the default editor for text files on 10.5.6

Tim Rand timrandg at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 06:38:55 UTC 2009

Find a .txt file click it select it (click on it), press command + i,
on the resulting info panel, choose textmate from the drop down menu,
also push the Change All... button to make this change the new default
for all .txt files. From now on double clicking a .txt file opens it
in TextMate. (this is a basic mac trick that can be used to set the
default app for any file extension--enjoy)

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Scott Haneda <talklists at newgeo.com> wrote:
> In case you can not find a solution... Sometimes you can force a reset
> of default apps. Zip up textedit and delete the original.
> Now open your file. It should open in tm. If not, zip the next app.
> Eventually you get to a point where the files open in your desired app.
>  From there just restore your zipped apps. Hell, may not hurt to trash
> textedit, though it comes in handy for poking at pesky Word files.
> --
> Scott
> Iphone says hello.
> On Apr 3, 2009, at 9:38 PM, Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> How can I get 10.5.6 to use TextMate as the default application to
>> open text files instead of using TextEdit?
>> For example, if I do the following, I'd like the new file to open in
>> TextMate:
>> grep 'test' *.c > newfile
>> open newfile
>> Currently, this opens in TextEdit (ugh).
>> For files with an extension, I can get the system to use TextMate for
>> all files with that extension.
>> But I'd like something that works automatically for files without
>> extensions (like "newfile" in the example).
>> Also while it works to use "get info" to set the "open with"
>> application for an existing file,
>> when I do "Change All..." to use TextMate, I get the following error:
>>    An error occurred while changing the application that
>>    open "newfile" because not enough information is
>>    available.
>> I'm using Version 1.5.8 (1498).
>> Thanks,
>> Bill Paxton
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