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Windows 7: "Edit With Gimp" Context Menu Missing


15 Feb 2011   #1
Arc

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"Edit With Gimp" Context Menu Missing

Hi !

There was a picture file format context menu (for .jpg, .png etc) "Edit With Gimp . Today I have had an image restoration , and after that the menu is missing .

I have restored that image many times previously, but I have never missed it . I have tried the tutorial Default File Type Associations - Restore . But I havent get it back .

Is there any easy way to get it back other than reinstalling GIMP ?

Thanks in advance .

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15 Feb 2011   #2

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Hi Arc
Do you have a "Edit with GIMP" at
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell
&
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell

& icofile & giffile

I can export them for you if needed
Jerry


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15 Feb 2011   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for helping Jerry . But I dont have those entries

Am I to add those ? Actually I dont have enough experience with registry items . Always leave those untouched .
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15 Feb 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Thanks for helping Jerry . But I dont have those entries

Am I to add those ? Actually I dont have enough experience with registry items . Always leave those untouched .
Make a backup of your registry & download the zip & open it & double click on the reg files click Yes & OK & see if you have Edit with Gimp in your context menu or reinstall gimp
Jerry


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15 Feb 2011   #5
whs
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15 Feb 2011   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Make a backup of your registry & download the zip & open it & double click on the reg files click Yes & OK & see if you have Edit with Gimp in your context menu or reinstall gimp
Jerry
Thanks Jerry Sorry for the let reply ; I was posting a tutorial as Shawn told me to do so . Downloaded the zip, and I am to see now whether it works or not .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for your help, Wolfgang But I didnot want it in "Open With" list . The actual situation was it was in the context menu between Open and Edit , s the second item thereto . So it saved a fraction of a second in searching .... as there is a lot of programs in the context menu of image files' open with list
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15 Feb 2011   #7
Arc

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Thanks a lot Jerry
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I've got it back


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15 Feb 2011   #8

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Good deal Arc glad you got it
Jerry
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12 May 2011   #9

Win 7 Home Prem. x64
 
 
Conflict w/Windows Live Photo Gallery

The registry fix here didn't work for me. Nor did a reinstall of Gimp. Decided to do some experimenting.
Turned out that .jpg was set to Windows Live Photo Gallery as its default Open action. When I changed this to Windows Photo Viewer, presto, the "Edit with Gimp" option now appears on right click of .jpg files.

I don't want to use Gimp as the Open default. That would probably fix it as well. And once in a while I use the Photo Gallery tool (I think)... uninstalling that would probably work also.

How to do what I did...
- Start menu
- Key in "file associations"
- Select "change the file type..."
- In the tool that opens (I guess its the Default Programs, Set Associations tool), find .jpg, .gif, etc. and mess with the default Open. Probably anything but Windows Live Photo Gallery will resolve the issue, though I haven't tried other options.

Update...
Looks like what you select for the default open makes a difference. .gif files revealed this because I selected Paint... no "Edit with Gimp" option. But if I set it to IE, the "Edit with Gimp" menu appears.
Conclusion: you probably have to select whatever the Windows default is for the file type. This is not hard to identify because when you click "Change program" in the file associations tool, it will go to the windows default in the Recommended Programs list.
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09 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Does anyone know why this happens. I've been struggling with this for an app but would like to know why that affects the menus showing up or not?
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