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Windows 7: How can I disable "always use the selected program" function?


25 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can I disable "always use the selected program" function?

When choosing a program to open a file, in the 'open with' window, the option to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is selected on (ticked) by default. Please see highlighted and red circled part in the attachment. How can I make this to remain always deselected (unticked), so that I can select it only when I want to?




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25 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Melita,

You could use either tutorial below depending on what you like best.
Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"

OR

"Always use selected program" - Always Checked or Unchecked
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you Shawn, it's all done. Worked perfectly. This was always messing up things because I was forgetting to uncheck this. I used the "always unchecked" option. You make computing enjoyable!

Best regards,
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25 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Melita. Glad it could help.
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