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Windows 7: Alternate parameters for opening filetype with program

1 Week Ago   #11
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Can you identify some of the programs that don't work as expected?
They were fairly obscure programs, it's not a big deal.


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1 Week Ago   #12
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Okay. Just thought I could try to duplicate your problem.
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5 Days Ago   #13
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Okay. Just thought I could try to duplicate your problem.
Thank you for trying to help! I'm pretty sure now that it's simply not possible with certain programs. I actually can't remember what programs they were now, it was only a few programs that had that problem.
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5 Days Ago   #14
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You have a short memory. I'm well into my senior years so, purportedly, I have an excuse.

A few posts back you said you were hoping there was a way to get it to work with those programs.
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2 Days Ago   #15
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I indeed have an extremely poor short-term memory, part of it is that I'm constantly downloading and messing around with programs, I've probably gone through at least 100 programs since I originally created this thread. One of the programs I was talking about was this BDF (Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format) font viewer, it can open this BDF file but not by double-clicking it.


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2 Days Ago   #16
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks- that provides a better explanation of the problem.

Even though the program is not installed, one can set Windows to open .bdf and, I assume, font files with it. However, the program requires one to select a file to open from within the program. I don't know how you can get around that unless one writes some kind of batch file which would select File\Open when the program is launched by double clicking on a file and insert that file.
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20 Hours Ago   #17
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Thanks- that provides a better explanation of the problem.

Even though the program is not installed, one can set Windows to open .bdf and, I assume, font files with it. However, the program requires one to select a file to open from within the program. I don't know how you can get around that unless one writes some kind of batch file which would select File\Open when the program is launched by double clicking on a file and insert that file.
Yeah, that's the problem with all the programs I was talking about. They only let you open files from within the program, setting windows to open files with it just opens the program. There most likely isn't any way around it, it's not a big deal. Thanks for your help though.
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17 Hours Ago   #18
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Sorry we couldn't solve that in some easy manner.
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