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I have tried many available solutions (searched through similar questions), most of them was quite obvious - like editing Info.plist in the application package, but oryginal application Info.plist data seems to look fine (it has correct file type definitions):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>CFBundleDocumentTypes</key>
    <array>
        <dict>
            <key>CFBundleTypeExtensions</key>
            <array>
                <string>rm</string>
                <string>mpg</string>
                <string>mpeg</string>
                <string>mov</string>
                <string>avi</string>
                <string>rmvb</string>
                <string>mkv</string>
                <string>m4v</string>
                <string>mp4</string>
                <string>asf</string>
                <string>divx</string>
                <string>ogm</string>
                <string>wmv</string>
            </array>
            <key>CFBundleTypeIconFile</key>
            <string>qnapi.icns</string>
            <key>CFBundleTypeRole</key>
            <string>None</string>
            <key>LSUIElement</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
    </array>
    <key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
    <string>QNapi</string>
    <key>CFBundleGetInfoString</key>
    <string>Created by Qt/QMake</string>
    <key>CFBundleIconFile</key>
    <string>qnapi.icns</string>
    <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
    <string>APPL</string>
    <key>CFBundleSignature</key>
    <string>ttxt</string>
    <key>LSUIElement</key>
    <true/>
</dict>
</plist>

Whatever I do, I can't force OS X to show this application in "Open With" context menu after right clicking on a supported file.

I have also tried to reset settings with:

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

but it didn't work.

Updating, removing and reinstalling etc didn't help either. Above is original application plist that works well on other Mac. It seems like only on my OS X it doesn't work.

Do you have any idea what else could I do to make this application available in the "Open With" context menu (the problem is QNapi related only)?

  • For what file types? – Mark Oct 16 '13 at 16:37
  • This is not a duplicate, as any of suggested solutions didn't worked (as I have written). – Marcin Bobowski Oct 17 '13 at 9:19
  • Thanks for pointing this out. Can you please this more obvious in the title and the start of the question so we can reopen it? – nohillside Oct 17 '13 at 9:40
  • I already changed the title and the text and there's already correct answer. – Marcin Bobowski Oct 17 '13 at 13:55
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I got QNapi to show up in the open with menu by changing

<key>CFBundleTypeRole</key>
<string>None</string>

to

<key>CFBundleTypeRole</key>
<string>Viewer</string>

and then running /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -f /Applications/QNapi.app and quitting and reopening Finder.

(lsregister -f forces a file to be registered even if its modification date has not changed.)

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