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


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:


…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’:


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


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