How do I get macOS to recognize file extensions such as .kicad_sym?
Recognize them how?
You can tell Finder to open associate specific file extensions with an App by choosing “Open With…” in Get-Info.
When renaming, some extensions in the filename are never recognized.
• Functional extension:
• Disfunctional extension:
This remains true even if the file is associated with an app, such as KiCad, via [Always Open With] (as you suggested).
I don’t think KiCad supports opening those files from Finder, although I could be wrong.
Might check and see if any other platform supports opening them from a file explorer, as opposed to from within the app.
I can associate .kicad_sym with KiCad.app and it will open, but that still does not exclude the extension from being highlighted when renaming files. (This is what I care about — that Finder.app recognizes the extensions as an extension. I should have been more specific.)
Edited above response.
KiCad needs to define that file extension.
Do "Get-info” Open with (select KiCad) then, crucially, “change all.”
That does work. Awesome; I didn’t try the Change All previously.
Re: Associating file extensions, is that a bug report I should fill out?
It’s probably worth bringing to the developer’s attention.
Submitted. Thank you for working with me.