Can I make the port of Inkscape the default app for SVG files?

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at
Mon Mar 9 22:54:40 UTC 2020

I suspect you'd have to create an app wrapper. Platypus is the easiest way I know to do that.

Or use DrawBerry (not in MacPorts), which is a free SVG editor for macOS that's already an app.

> On Mar 9, 2020, at 18:42, K Hindall <kkh2 at> wrote:
> I finally got Inkscape 0.92.4 running.
> But if I double-click on any of the files that I made in 0.92.2, they
> open in my web browser, not Inkscape.
> I've tried the usual path to correct this on a Mac running macOS
> 10.13.6, which is to go into the "Info" screen for the document and
> select the application under "Open with ..." Unfortunately it doesn't
> recognize /opt/local/bin/inkscape as an application, so I can't select
> it. I tried making it, which does open X11 rather than my
> browser, but then I have to start Inkscape within there. (I've got it as
> an application in the Applications menu.) And then I have to open the
> SVG file from within there.
> Is there any way to set things so that if I double-click on my SVG
> files, they launch Inkscape and open up within it?
> Thank you!
> K

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