QuickTime 7.4 Does Not Respect User Settings

It’s worse than I thought previously. In this latest version of QuickTime, even if you configure QuickTime not to associate itself with various file extensions and MIME types, it ignores it and associates anyway.

To forcibly remove the QuickTime associations with file types you don’t want it to be associated with, run the program that you want associated with the file type (eg Winamp, Media Player Classic or whatever) and associate it from that program. Then be sure never to start the QuickTime player, or you’ll have to do it all over again.

This is really stupid. Hasn’t Apple learnt its lesson? These are the things that made QuickTime and Real player a bane to computer users, making many avoid these players.

Filed under Software, Outraged.

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4 Responses to QuickTime 7.4 Does Not Respect User Settings

  1. […] up with another update. Version 7.4.1. I’m still reeling from their last update, with its refusal to accept my File and MIME settings and its stupid upgrader that resets everything. Honestly, I have better things to do than to keep […]

  2. […] is the latest in the series of QuickTime 7.4 debacles. I have previously mentioned about how QuickTime sets file and MIME settings to the QuickTime player even when asked not to, as well as about the stupid QuickTime […]

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  4. […] the installation of Safari is checked by default in the Apple Updater. After my experience with the obnoxious QuickTime for Windows, this behavior alone has made me hesitate about installing […]

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