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Windows 7: Right Click Context Menus

13 May 2009   #1
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 
Right Click Context Menus

In the right click context menu for a picture file ….
How can I change the “Edit” to open in another program ... such as Photoshop ??


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13 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

You need to select 'Open With' and if the program is not there then select 'Choose default program'.

Hope this helps






Jeff
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13 May 2009   #3
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I don't want to change the default program .. which is usually Irfanview ..
But I may want to send it to Photoshop for editing.

It would be nice if I can skip the "Open With" .. "Multiple Choice test" route ... like I can in XP...
And just change the "Edit" default
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13 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

You might want to look at your registry

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Application\mspaint.exe\shell\edit\command

This could be what your after but i've not tested it yet as i don't have any other paint software available. If you change the data section to link to your current imaging program it should work.

Note: always back-up your data (write down the original information so you can change it back if it don't work).

Hope this helps





Jeff
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13 May 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

The registry key above is incorrect. I have posted the actual key here - Change your default image editing software
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13 May 2009   #6
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Great News ... And works like a charm.
It's a shame I have to ask for these workarounds to get it to work as efficiently as XP


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13 May 2009   #7
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

By any chance ... Do you know how to shut off the Thumbnail display on the desktop only ..
so I can use my customized Irfanview Icons ??

I can't see what file types I'm looking for
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13 May 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

1st, Glad it works for ya.

2nd, Can you try & explain a bit more about what you're after

Cheers
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13 May 2009   #9
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Instead of shutting off ALL Thumbnail Viewing ... Shut it off for the desktop display only.
Thumbnails have their place .. But not on the desktop .. IMHO

It never made any sense to me to show the thumbnail for the contents of a pdf file ..
and call it an Icon.

Irfanview has its own file type Icons ...
But I like to use my customized Irfanview Icons so I can see what file types I have on my desktop.


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13 May 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

I'll look into it for you
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