Windows integration notes

Make program default editor for a file type

Shift-right-click on a file of a type; this forces the ‘open with’. Click ‘Choose program’, find it, and select the checkbox that tells windows to always open files of this type.

Change IE ‘view source’ program

Folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name

has a default key that is the path to a program, e.g.

C:\Program Files\Notepad2\Notepad2.exe

Add to context menu for all files

Run regedit. Create the key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\

…if it doesn’t exist. Choose a name that doesn’t exist under it, e.g. Notepad2, and create that as key, and a key under it called ‘command’:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Notepad2
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Notepad2\command

Make the default value under the first what you want to appear in the menu and the second what you want it to run, e.g.

“Edit with Notepad2”
and
“C:\Program Files\Notepad2\Notepad2.exe” “%1”

…respectively.

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