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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Odd
by leos on Wed 20th Feb 2013 20:25 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

After using a mac for the last 3 years I haven't encountered this bug. I guess it just affects certain applications?

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RE: Odd
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 20:32 in reply to "Odd"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

VLC is an app that had duplicate entries on my Mac.

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RE: Odd
by darknexus on Wed 20th Feb 2013 22:16 in reply to "Odd"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

After using a mac for the last 3 years I haven't encountered this bug. I guess it just affects certain applications?

Yes, it will only happen with applications that do not check if they already exist before creating more entries in LaunchServices. These days, most apps seem to check for this although there are still a few that do not.

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