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Windows 7: default programs

27 Nov 2010   #1

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
default programs

how do i get a program into this list?



my specific problem is with chromeplus, my (slightly unusual) browser of choice.

i can associate it fine with htm and html files, but it's not working when i click on links in my windows live mail for example.

it used to work, but hasn't since the last update.

(atm, ie8 has the 'url' association, but it's greyed out, so i can't change it - but also doesn't work with links in windows live mail.)


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27 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you right click on WindowsLiveMail and choose "always open with"?
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27 Nov 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

my main problem is with links in an email, or in help files etc.

my windows live mail context menu is as below.

if i click on a link, i get the error message.

at the moment, i'm having to right-click, copy shortcut, then paste it into my browser - i just want to click and go!

is it to do with url associations?


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27 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look whether that procedure would also apply to Chrome (SledgeDG found it) Fix Send Page by E-Mail Option Grayed Out in Internet Explorer - The Winhelponline Blog
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27 Nov 2010   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications
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27 Nov 2010   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Mickey, if I have understood you correctly, this should bring your browser to that list of default programs. Just choose the browser from this list:

default programs-set_defaults.png

Kari


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28 Nov 2010   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications
well it's in the registry, but not on the list...nor are a couple of other progs.

*edit* it's also present and correct in HKLM\software\wow6432node\registeredapplications



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Mickey, if I have understood you correctly, this should bring your browser to that list of default programs. Just choose the browser from this list:



i've also also associated url's with chromeplus:



but i still get error messages when clicking on links in an email or helpfile.



i know it's an unusual browser, but setting file associations should be really simple, especially for a 'guru'

maybe it's not the url association that i need, but another file type to get these email links opening in my browser?
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28 Nov 2010   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yay, i fixed it! i do deserve my guru badge after all

HKCU\software\classes\chromeplushtml\shell\open\command pointed to the old version that has since been updated...
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28 Nov 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
yay, i fixed it! i do deserve my guru badge after all

HKCU\software\classes\chromeplushtml\shell\open\command pointed to the old version that has since been updated...
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