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Windows 7: One Minor W7 irritant

16 Nov 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
One Minor W7 irritant

Hi all
One problem I've noticed that W7 seems to have which I didn't get on XP occurs if I want say notepad to open a TEXT file that has a strange file type or no file type at all.

For example say I want to edit file aaaaa.dog with notepad.

I get a blank OPEN WITH and then I have to search for say notepad.exe -- all in good if you know where it is but not very helpful if you don't know what the actual program name is or which folder its in. (Some programs have different names in the menu to their actual .exe file as well.


XP always had a few default programs available such as notepad in addition to the browse facility.

I know you can rename the file but one shouldn't have to do that as the file might be part of an application which needs it with the name it has.

cheers
jimbo


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16 Nov 2009   #2
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
One problem I've noticed that W7 seems to have which I didn't get on XP occurs if I want say notepad to open a TEXT file that has a strange file type or no file type at all.

For example say I want to edit file aaaaa.dog with notepad.

I get a blank OPEN WITH and then I have to search for say notepad.exe -- all in good if you know where it is but not very helpful if you don't know what the actual program name is or which folder its in. (Some programs have different names in the menu to their actual .exe file as well.


XP always had a few default programs available such as notepad in addition to the browse facility.

I know you can rename the file but one shouldn't have to do that as the file might be part of an application which needs it with the name it has.

cheers
jimbo
have u tried shellmenuview to customize the context menu?
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16 Nov 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Jimbo,

Have a look at file menu tools - fine on Windows 7 x64 - adds "open with notepad" plus loads more ...

LopeSoft Website
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16 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

That app can change the look of the context menu when you uninstall it.
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