how to add a program to the right-click menu?


M

Maurizio

Hello:
I use frequently Emeditor as an editor, and I like that when I select
any file (of any type) in windows explorer and doing a right-click, to
have Emeditor in the list of programs that I can open the file with.

how can this be done?

thank you
 
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...winston

Add a shortcut to your program's executable in the SendTo folder. Then right click the file you wish to open in your program,
scroll and select SendTo and choose your program.

In Win7 the SendTo folder is located:
C:\Users\<windows logon profile name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo


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....winston
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"Maurizio" wrote in message
Hello:
I use frequently Emeditor as an editor, and I like that when I select
any file (of any type) in windows explorer and doing a right-click, to
have Emeditor in the list of programs that I can open the file with.

how can this be done?

thank you
 
M

Maurizio

Add a shortcut to your program's executable in the SendTo folder. Then
right click the file you wish to open in your program, scroll and select
SendTo and choose your program.

In Win7 the SendTo folder is located:
C:\Users\<windows logon profile
name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
Thank you
 
D

Dave-UK

Maurizio said:
Hello:
I use frequently Emeditor as an editor, and I like that when I select
any file (of any type) in windows explorer and doing a right-click, to
have Emeditor in the list of programs that I can open the file with.

how can this be done?

thank you
Fire up regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

Right-click the 'shell' key and select 'New > Key'.
Name the new key 'Open with Emeditor'.
Right-click 'Open with Emeditor' and select 'New > Key'.
Name the new key 'command'.

In the right pane double-click on (Default) and enter a command like this:

"c:\windows\notepad.exe" "%1"

This will open any file with notepad.
Edit this string for your program's exe path.
(Include the quotes and space.)
 
R

Rodney Pont

Hello:
I use frequently Emeditor as an editor, and I like that when I select
any file (of any type) in windows explorer and doing a right-click, to
have Emeditor in the list of programs that I can open the file with.

how can this be done?
Right click on your file, select Open With, Choose default program
If it's in the list select it and click the check box Always use this
program for this type of file. If it's not listed click Browse and go
to the program.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Hello:
I use frequently Emeditor as an editor, and I like that when I select any
file (of any type) in windows explorer and doing a right-click, to have
Emeditor in the list of programs that I can open the file with.
how can this be done?
thank you
The easiest way to get to the send-to folder (e.g., to follow
....winston's advice) is to click the start orb and in the search box
type

shell:sendto

Then when the same text is highlighted above, press enter or click on
that highlighted text.
 
M

Maurizio

Fire up regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

Right-click the 'shell' key and select 'New > Key'.
Name the new key 'Open with Emeditor'.
Right-click 'Open with Emeditor' and select 'New > Key'.
Name the new key 'command'.

In the right pane double-click on (Default) and enter a command like this:

"c:\windows\notepad.exe" "%1"
This will open any file with notepad. Edit this string for your
program's exe path.
(Include the quotes and space.)
Thank you very much, exactly what I want!!!
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message said:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Right click on your file, select Open With, Choose default program
If it's in the list select it and click the check box Always use this
program for this type of file. If it's not listed click Browse and go ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

to the program.
The send-to (Winston) or registry edit (Dave-UK) are
file-type-independent.
 
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