Add program to "Open with" list


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

When I right-click on a file, an "Open with" list appears. I would like
to add another program to that list, without changing the default
program with which the file opens. How do I do that?

Thanks in advance,
Fokke Nauta
 
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F

Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

When I right-click on a file, an "Open with" list appears. I would like
to add another program to that list, without changing the default
program with which the file opens. How do I do that?

Thanks in advance,
Fokke Nauta
Sorry to have bothered you, guys. I already found it. Choose "Open with"
and then "Choose default program". I chose another application but
unticked the box "Always use the selected program ... etc". Now there is
another entry in the "Open with" list.

Windows 7 works easier than I tought :)

Fokke
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Fokke said:
Sorry to have bothered you, guys. I already found it. Choose "Open
with" and then "Choose default program". I chose another application
but unticked the box "Always use the selected program ... etc". Now
there is another entry in the "Open with" list.

Windows 7 works easier than I tought :)
Alternately, you can add programs to the "Send to" menu. The good or bad
news, depending on the situation, is that programs will be in the "Send
to" list for all files, not just a specific type. Anyway, it is
something to consider.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/customize-the-windows-vista-send-to-menu/

You might also consider a third party file type manager, like
FileTypesMan from NirSoft. With that you can add custom commands to the
main context menu for a particular file type. I find it very useful.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html
 
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Fokke Nauta

Alternately, you can add programs to the "Send to" menu. The good or bad
news, depending on the situation, is that programs will be in the "Send
to" list for all files, not just a specific type. Anyway, it is
something to consider.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/customize-the-windows-vista-send-to-menu/
Thanks! This is pretty useful!
You might also consider a third party file type manager, like
FileTypesMan from NirSoft. With that you can add custom commands to the
main context menu for a particular file type. I find it very useful.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html
This seems interesting. I'll have to look into this.

Fokke
 

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