Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

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jonburr
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Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

Post by jonburr » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:35 pm

In past versions of Audacity (Mac) (with Audacity set as the default program for file types), double-clicking such a file in a finder window - or right-clicking a file to bring the dropdown "open with" - would call Audacity to open the file.
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This behavior seems broken in 2.2.2.
I can see Audacity blink, but the file doesn't open. The only way to open a file now is from within Audacity...>File>Open.

MacOS 10.13.3 High Sierra

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Re: Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

Post by kozikowski » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:39 pm

What's the filename your graphic covers up?

I did notice that my system will occasionally "forget" the filename associations. That's scary, but not fatal so far.

Right-Click or Control-Click the file > Get INFO > Open With (and then) Use this application to open all files like this.

Koz

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Re: Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

Post by jonburr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:32 am

The file under the dialog is a .wav.
I set all the associations in the finder Get Info window as you describe when I first started using Audacity, and reset them with the new version of Audacity.
I set them for .wav, .aiff, .mp3, .m4a - which is all the types I run into in the course of business.

I'll try deleting the older version of Audacity and see if that makes a difference and come back with results.

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Re: Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

Post by wyudong » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:11 am

jonburr: I can reproduce your issue on MacOS 10.13.3, Audacity 2.2.2. Are you trying to open projects created before Audacity v2.2.0 or older versions?

I cannot double click to open my colleague's projects (I think he is using some older version). But I can open multiple projects created by v2.2.2 at the same time. Can you give it a try? Just create two new projects and check if you can double click to open them.

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Re: Mac Finder: double click or "Open With" broken

Post by jonburr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Project (.aup) files work fine (I just started using those, never had saved em before)

After deleting an older version of Audacity, double-clicked .wav files are opening Audacity when it's set as the default -
but still not mp3 or m4a. (Didn't test aiff yet).

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