Magic Launch Alternatives

    Magic Launch is described as 'preference pane that lets you customize the experience of opening files on your Mac. Open your files using the original application that created them or create custom rules to decide which application should open a file' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Magic Launch for Windows, .NET Framework, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is FileMenu Tools, which is free. Other great apps like Magic Launch are Types (Free, Open Source), Default Programs Editor (Free), FileTypesMan (Free) and Winaero Context Menu Tuner (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      “Types” is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.
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    2. Default Programs Editor is a powerful but simple file association utility for Windows 7, Vista and XP. This free utility has three main functions: context menu editor, auto-play editor, and default programs association editor.


      Last update: March 11, 2018 (version 2.7.2676.2142)

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    3. FileTypesMan is an alternative to the File Types tab in the Folder Options of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer.
    4. Context Menu Tuner is an application which allows you to customize Explorer's context menu in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. More screenshots are available below. Latest version is 2.1, see the change log below.
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    5. Gunners File Type Editor allows you to you to create/modify various properties for file extensions. Each user can have different properties for a file extension. For example, the default program to open .txt files when you double click on a file with the .


      Latest version released on Jul. 9, 2010.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only).
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