Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 10:52 UTC
Mac OS X "This is the problem: You want to open a file using something other than the default application. You right-click its icon in the Finder, choose Open With, and a submenu pops up with an absurd number of duplicate entries." This is so annoying. Dr. Dang made a little addition to .bashrc so you can fix it with a single command. Now it's up to Apple to actually fix the problem (via Daring Fireball).
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

It doesn't really degrade usability.

Files open with default application. The problem mentioned occurs when you right click on a file and select "Open with", then you may or may not see some duplicate entries. It's probably caused by the developers of those applications rather than Apple.

Most people don't even go there so they'll never notice this.

But when you do go there it doesn't look cool. With a fix so easy 'n' quick I think it would made sense if Apple made OS X do this once a week or so.

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