Double Click to decrypt?

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19 Oct, 2015 08:34 PM

GPG Tools Mac 1.2.1 (1147)

I'm wondering if there is a way to double click on .pgp or .gpg files and simply be prompted with a password prompt to decrypt. That's how PGP Desktop works. Right now I have to right click on the file and go to the Services menu, then Decrypt. Is this the normal behavior?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 22 Oct, 2015 02:28 PM

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    Hi htmanning,

    the problem with gpg or pgp files is those could be an encrypted message or a key. And while in the first place you want the file to be opened with the GPGServices.service the key should rather be opened with GPG Keychain. So depending on your use case, if you mostly use GPGServices, you could select a .gpg file and press cmd + i. Then select "open with..." and navigate to /Library/Services or ~/Library/Services and select GPGServices.

    Let me know if that worked.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by htmanning on 23 Oct, 2015 08:07 PM

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    That worked. It blanked out the icon, but I can fix that.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 27 Oct, 2015 11:28 AM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. If you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 27 Oct, 2015 11:28 AM.

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