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Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« on: January 06, 2014, 12:59:42 PM »
How does one change File Associations in Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 7 (2012) not rooted?  Is there an app?

I can't find the dialog where I did this before KitKat.

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RONC



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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 02:02:41 PM »
Settings/apps, upper right 3 dot menu. Resets preferences globally. To reset an individual preference, there's a check box in each app in settings.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 03:32:54 PM »
In Android 4.4.2 the global preference reset is available but their is no checkbox for the individual apps unless it is the Show notifications one.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 04:18:33 PM »
Scroll down, it's called launch by default.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 02:58:02 PM »
I have that, greyed out, but it doesn't give me a way to associate DNG.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 05:01:56 PM »
Unfamiliar with digital negative (dng) apps, try a few photo editors and see if it will open, alternatively, click on the file in a file explorer and see if the chooser menu appears.
The methods above are to release an association, not create one.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 07:43:16 PM »
Chooser app dialog does not appear when I select a DNG file in file managers.  Back in Android 4.1(??) I think I could define DNG and what to do as far as associations.  Seems that Google must have derailed that at some time.  DNG is like other camera raw (NEF, PEF, CR2...) files but is a standard that Adobe is pushing.  A number of cameras use as standard now.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 08:35:04 PM »
You may need to install an app that can handle that format. Searched dng on Google play and many photo apps appear.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tssystems.rawdecoderfree

It may be that the KitKat photo editor doesn't support that raw format.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 08:42:34 PM »
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mah.bh.defaultapps

Seems there are also apps for default setting.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 08:57:30 PM »
Simply installing an app that will read dng files may change the default and bring up the chooser menu.

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Re: Change Android 4.4.2 File Associations
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 10:33:28 AM »
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mah.bh.defaultapps

Seems there are also apps for default setting.

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This did the trick.
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RONC :)

 


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