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Windows 7: Changing right-click links

13 Jul 2017   #1
MikeyChris

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Changing right-click links

I've been meaning to ask this (literally) for years but always got lost on a tangent. How do I change the right-click options? For example, I want to change the program that launches when I right click a JPeG and select edit. I thought there was an easier way to do this (besides hacking the registry). I'm sure I did it when I used XP (I know, a zillion years ago). I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit and hope to stick with it for a long time yet. Thanx.


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13 Jul 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
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13 Jul 2017   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
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Or just hit the Windows key and type Default Programs. The easier the better. Speaking of easier! Here a little app that should fix you up! And its standalone No Install.. ----> Default Programs Editor
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13 Jul 2017   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Properties Window & Command Bar

You can set the desired program using the file's Properties window.
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You can also set the desired program using the Command Bar.
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13 Jul 2017   #5
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

For advanced USER ONLY(lol probably )

I discovered a program called, Types

http://ystr.github.io/types/ <-- Home/Download page.
http://ystr.github.io/types/new.rss <-- The News-feed is the changelog!
Requires .NET Framework v2 or newer(it seems ).
lol, there are a hand full of "Localization" files available, English is the default!

How it WORKS:
you can right-click on any individual FILE to bring up the "context-menu" to edit that file types associations!
or you can run Types from the menu and it will bring up a general LIST of all of the systems "FILE TYPE ASSOCIATIONS"
and you can even search from there to find the one you are looking for lol

been using it for a few years now..
Quote:
Made for Windows 7 and XP (.Net framework 2.0 required).
May or may not work in Windows 8 and 10.
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14 Jul 2017   #6
MikeyChris

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
Doesn't that just change which program OPENs the file? I want to change the EDIT link.
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14 Jul 2017   #7
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyChris View Post
Doesn't that just change which program OPENs the file? I want to change the EDIT link.
I posted the link to Types so grab it, as it allows full editing of the file type associations..
by searching for or right clicking on the any file of that type you want to edit and choosing
"Edit file type"
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15 Jul 2017   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

It was easier in XP, because it had a built-in tool for adding Context Menu entries.
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15 Jul 2017   #9
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It was easier in XP, because it had a built-in tool for adding Context Menu entries.
YUP! that was one of Windows most important FEATURES..
BUT anyway that is in the past..

the program "TYPES" IS THE NOW!
give it a try!,
its G.R.E.A.T.

Like I use MS paint and well as.. Paint.NET
so I just added a custom context-menu entry for .jpeg ... I will do the other two mains
later... that is .png and .gif..

ooh heck I might as well do it right now... SINCE the program makes file type editing a BREEZE
OK DONE!
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16 Jul 2017   #10
MikeyChris

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
For advanced USER ONLY(lol probably )

I discovered a program called, Types ...

How it WORKS:
you can right-click on any individual FILE to bring up the "context-menu" to edit that file types associations!
or you can run Types from the menu and it will bring up a general LIST of all of the systems "FILE TYPE ASSOCIATIONS" and you can even search from there to find the one you are looking for lol
Thanx for the link and the info. However, I must be doing something wrong or my system is messed up. I can launch the proggy OK, but when I change stuff it doesn't seem to do anything. Perhaps there is more to this than I am seeing. So when I right click a file, all I see is the context menu I had originally. If I understand your directions, I should see a link to TYPES, right? Also, the desktop icon is a link to the web not to the exe file on my computer. Launching the exe results in the same thing however, a window opens showing a zillion file extensions. Right-clicking the JPEG type, I get a dialog box with four tabs (Class, ACTIONS, ICON & OTHER). My first issue is with CLASS - is it jpegfile, .jpg, .jpeg - or all of them, or what? I'm not a programmer, but I have been playing with computers since DOS 3 and written batch files, etc. I feel I should be able to do this :-) Please help!
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