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Open With CMM 1.x

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OpenWithCMMv1.1.1.sit_.hqx (11.02 KB)
MD5: 5b57a420039120fff21d0e53c86dc49d
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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OpenWith_CMM_1.5.sea_.hqx (150.06 KB)
MD5: 15ee01e638894964055eaeec1468f3f3
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

OpenWith CMM: A contextual menu plug-in that makes opening files with specific applications quick and easy

When you double-click on a document in the Finder, your Mac will try and find the document's creator. If it finds it, it will open the document.

If it can't then depending on whether you have "Macintosh Easy Open" installed or not, it will either present you with a list of alternative applications or tell you that it could not find the document's creator.

But sometimes you may not want to open the document with its creator for reasons of memory, speed, efficiency or personal preference. There's no need to launch the mighty Photoshop when Graphic Converter will do the job in a fraction of the RAM.

Sometimes you know that you do not have the required application and either have to wait for Macintosh Easy Open to do its job or launch whatever substitute you may have. If you often need to edit files with utilities such as ResEdit then you have no other choice but to launch ResEdit manually.

These problems can be solved by having aliases on your desktop but the average desktop fills up very quickly if you start having aliases for every application. What's more, they may be hidden by the many windows that may clutter your desktop.

This is where OpenWith CMM comes in. OpenWith CMM allows you to open a document (or group of documents) with the application of your choice simply be choosing the relevent application from the contextual menu.

Very nice little app that works very well, same as OS X Open With.

To Install:
Drag the OpenWith CMM file onto your closed system folder. Your Mac will ask you if you want to put it in the Contextual Menu Items folder. Click OK and restart.

Note you will need StuffIt 5.5 or better to expand.

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 8 to 9.2.2 with the Contextual Menu Manager extension enabled.


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 16 - 5:43pm

FinderPop completely obsoletes this. For those who like this CMM, I highly recommend trying it.

Laurier's picture
by Laurier - 2016, August 24 - 12:16am

Thanks mrday for the newer vertion v1.5 Smile

eisnerguy1's picture
by eisnerguy1 - 2016, August 23 - 12:08pm

Awesome! Thanks!

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, August 23 - 9:37am

1.5 now uploaded

eisnerguy1's picture
by eisnerguy1 - 2016, August 23 - 9:15am

I've been looking all over for this Laughing out loud It looks like there was a 1.5 version though:

Version 1.5: 29/10/2000
-Support for hierarchical menus
-Totally rewritten item system
-Shows running applications as well

Might anyone have the 1.5 version?