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I want to change the Creator type of some files that open with MSIE, so that they open with Safari instead. I cannot find the Creator type of Safari. When I drag the application to "FileType", I get a number of files instead of one single Safari Application file (as if the app were some kind of a folder), and none of them has a legible Creator or Type 4-character code. Thanks in advance for any help or explanation. P.S. Is the concept of filetype and creator "deprecated" in OS X ? -- François de Dardel -- http://mapage.noos.fr/dardelf/ Utilisez mon ...

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    Default What is the Creator type for Safari ?

    I want to change the Creator type of some files that open with MSIE, so
    that they open with Safari instead. I cannot find the Creator type of
    Safari. When I drag the application to "FileType", I get a number of
    files instead of one single Safari Application file (as if the app were
    some kind of a folder), and none of them has a legible Creator or Type
    4-character code.

    Thanks in advance for any help or explanation.

    P.S. Is the concept of filetype and creator "deprecated" in OS X ?

    --
    François de Dardel
    --
    http://mapage.noos.fr/dardelf/
    Utilisez mon adresse sur noos seulement
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    François Guest

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    Default Re: What is the Creator type for Safari ?

    In article <3f51e696$0$26817$noos.net>,
    François de Dardel <net> wrote:
     

    Safari's creator code is "sfri".
     

    It's still used, but so are file extensions (.txt, .html, etc.) and
    Launch Services (setting, for example, Mozilla as the default
    application for all doents with a Netscape creator code). At least
    in the classic OS, you knew what was going to happen when you
    double-clicked a file--if it had a PictureViewer icon, PictureViewer
    would start up, etc. OTOH, sometimes the results can be quite
    surprising when you double-click a file in OS X (I've had MacLink Plus
    start up when I double-click a .hqx file instead of StuffIt Expander).
    The reliance on extensions can backfire, also--I had an old HyperCard
    stack whose name ended in "4.0", and OS X thought the ".0" part was an
    extension it was unaware of. :-\

    Emily

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    Default Re: What is the Creator type for Safari ?

    In article <3f51e696$0$26817$noos.net>,
    François de Dardel <net> wrote:
     

    Depends who you ask, and last I checked it was still the first method of
    determining what happened when a file was double-clicked. If you've only
    got a couple of files to touch, open Get-Info windows on them and one of
    the (probably collapsed) sections of the window will let you specify the
    app used to open that file.

    Oh, and the app _is_ some kind of folder. While the OSType metadata may
    or may not be deprecated, resource forks are now passe. The new
    technique is a folder containing as complex a hierarchy as you like as
    long as a couple of specific things are in a couple of specific places
    masquerading as a single file (application or doent). This was
    introduced to the Mac world with, IIRC, 9.0 and inherited from NeXT. It
    has several relative benefits, not the least of which is that the
    resource fork was hampered by its early-80s design decisions.

    G
    Gregory Guest

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