Most of the time, the contextual menu labelled Always Open With will be used in order to open file as default application. And this leads to mistake being made most of the time.
When a file is set to always be opened with particular application, the change will only apply to that particular file. Let's say there are hundreds files of the same type, changes will be needed for all of those files, what a waste of time!
If the changes are to be made for every single files with the same type (same extension name), Get Info pane will be required. Here are the full and complete steps:
Basically, you can change your Mac's appearance from inside Apple ▸ System Preferences ▸ Appearance. Inside this pane, you can change your Mac color appearance, window behavior, recent items or even font smoothing.
Let's see what you can do with it.
Mac Benefit 1: You don't need to click Apply like Windows. The changes will be applied instantly.
Inside this pane, you will see that you have the default value for Appearance: Blue and Highlight Color: Blue.