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Stop illustrator from automatically opening XML files!

Engaged ,
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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For years adobe, illustrator has been opening XML files in a variety of different macOS is. But I've had just about enough. This is getting worse and it's getting very, very disruptive to my daily flow.

 

Yes, I have set XML files to be open with Dreamweaver by default. Two problems happened either as soon as there's a reboot, it switches back to Adobe Illustrator two it shows Dreamweaver as the program to open but the default tag is still stuck on the Illustrator application see photo below.

 

I work with dream Weaver and XML files every single day 9 to 5 and Adobe illustrator keeps taking over 5,6,7, and sometimes 10 15 times a day it's got to stop I don't know what else to do. I'm about to uninstall the Adobe software if I can't get this fixed ASAP.

 

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Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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Illustrator cannot make changes to your operating system on its own. Particularly not in Mac OS. 

You might want to investigate the OS X LaunchServices

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 14, 2023

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I think macOS favours the newest app that says it can open the files. Illustrator only says it's capable of doing it, it doesn't make the call or take over...

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Feel you, and been there until now. 

I think there might be different settings for the individual file and the file type in general. I now followed these steps: 

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Select an XML file, then choose File > Get Info.
  3. In the Info window, click the arrow next to “Open with.”
  4. Click the pop-up menu, choose an app, then click Change All.


Source: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/choose-an-app-to-open-a-file-on-mac-mh35597/mac 

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