How to Remove and Change Default Apps in OS X



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Hazel seems like a cool tool, but the fundamental problem isn't really addressed here; how to change a default app directly, and not via preferences for document types.

When you, say, install a new browser and start it for the first time, it usually asks if you want to make it your default browser. Exactly how this is done on the Darwin level is unclear to most, but all basic apps should have an option in the Preferences, like Safari, for example:

Preferences; General; Default web browser

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