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Windows 7: changing what program is used?

07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
changing what program is used?

When I right click a photo and click "edit", I would like for it to use Paint instead of whatever that default program is.

How do I do this?


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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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09 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

That doesn't change the defualt edit program, just the program used to open that file type. If I want a .jpg file to open using Windows Live Gallery, but to be edited by Paint, then what?

Other Idea's? Or am I missing something?
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09 Nov 2009   #4

 

In the short-term, use open with.

Since my sys is not "broken, I cannot test this, but see if the file type in question is located here in the registry.

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09 Nov 2009   #5

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

No, this is the key you need:



In my system I have set it to use Paint.NET when I select Edit from the right-click menu.

You will have to adjust this to the program you want. Do this for each filetype (jpegfile, bmpfile etc)

Alternatively, see here:
Change you default audio editing software
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09 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
In the short-term, use open with.

Since my sys is not "broken, I cannot test this, but see if the file type in question is located here in the registry.

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thanks, but my machine is not "broken" either. I just want to make a change from default.

I appreciate the quick reply
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25 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Anyone have any thought's on this?
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25 Dec 2009   #8

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't actually think it's possible, you'll always have to do it manually, unless u want to view AND edit in Paint, then you can just set Pain as default.
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25 Dec 2009   #9

 

With gimp it adds an option to "Edit with Gimp"

not sure if that helps

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22 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
I don't actually think it's possible, you'll always have to do it manually, unless u want to view AND edit in Paint, then you can just set Pain as default.
I refuse to give up! lol..Thanks.

And for the poster above this, I'll check into "gimp"?
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