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Which file associations should I create during installation?

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I am a first-time yEd user installing on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8. One of the install windows asks which file associations should be created. What is this, and how do I decide which to create? Is there any reason not to simply select them all for creation? Thanks.
asked Nov 9, 2011 in Help by anonymous

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A file association tells the Mac OS X Finder which kinds of files belong to an application. When you double-click on some file in the Finder, then, based on such a file association, the Finder will open the associated application (and the application will show the file you double-clicked).

The kinds of files that yEd knows (.graphml, .gml, .tgf, etc.)are pre-selected in that install window. Unless you want an application other than yEd to open these kinds of files, there is no reason to deselect any of them.

answered Nov 9, 2011 by thomas [yWorks] (23,660 points)
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