How to remove unwanted entries in the right click menu


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Fokke Nauta

You can't. ACDSee seems to want to keep file associations to itself.
From the Desktop try:

Start orb > All Programs > Default Programs.

On the left side scroll to the file extension you want to change.
Select it and click on the 'Change program...' button.
Select the program you want to associate with the file type and click OK.

When you want to make ACDSee ignore that file type, right-click and
'Open With...'
and select ACDSee. Then a box will pop up asking to re-associate this
file type with ACDSee , select NO and make your choice permanent there.
The file associations are OK. Whe I double click on an image file (any
image file) I want it to be opened bij ACDSee. I just don't want to see
the View with ..., Edit with ... and Print with ACDSee entries in the
right click menu of these images.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

I tried that Dave but ACDSee just won't let go of managing all image
types. I really hadn't noticed that before as I am using ACDSee Pro 6
by choice and I am happy with that. I do not use Windows Explorer,
Directory Opus is my file manager and when double clicking to open an
image file it has its own viewer, so ACDSee only opens if I specifically
ask it to from the context menu.
In ACDSee you *can* set the file associations. At least, in version 12.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

ooops! yes that does work, change .jpg images to open with windows
viewer and then the ACDSee context entries disappear :)
That's what I thought as well. But I want all image files to be opened
by ACDSee. I just want to get rid of the right click menu entries of ACDSee.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

You usually find that deleting the first key deletes all the other
associated keys. MAKE A COPY of the registry before you delete anything.

It is the View, Develop, Edit and Print with ACDSee context entries that
I assume you are trying to delete.
Correct!

I have tried to do it with Glary
Utilities but it does not work.
+1

There is nothing in options in ACDSee
that I could find, nor does altering the file associations make any
difference. Could not find anything in the ACDSee forums either but you
could post and ask if there is a way of changing the entries.
I'm afraid it can't be done. Well, sort of almost. One option is to
disassociate the file from ACDSee, but then it won't open with ACDSee
anymore, which is not what I want.
The other option is to delete manually the entries in the shell keys
from the associated file extension keys in the registry. Sigh :-(
I guess I'll have to delete these entries for the few most used file types.

Fokke
 
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Dave-UK

Fokke Nauta said:
The file associations are OK. Whe I double click on an image file (any
image file) I want it to be opened bij ACDSee. I just don't want to see
the View with ..., Edit with ... and Print with ACDSee entries in the
right click menu of these images.

Fokke
OK, this is what you need to do for each file type, ( .png as an example)

Go to here:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png

Delete this key to remove Edit:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\2ACDEdit

Delete this key to remove Print:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\3ACDPrint

Blank out the Default value from this key to remove 'View with':
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\Open
 
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mick

Correct!

I have tried to do it with Glary

+1

There is nothing in options in ACDSee

I'm afraid it can't be done. Well, sort of almost. One option is to
disassociate the file from ACDSee, but then it won't open with ACDSee
anymore, which is not what I want.
The other option is to delete manually the entries in the shell keys from the
associated file extension keys in the registry. Sigh :-(
I guess I'll have to delete these entries for the few most used file types.

Fokke
As Dave said your choice is to disassociate from ACDSee and then use
the Open with...... from the context menu. What you are not able to do
is double click on the file name in explorer and have ACDSee open it if
it is not associated with ACDSee. UNLESS deleting the shell keys over
rides that. I am not going to try that as it does not bother me, but I
would be interested to know the outcome if you do it :)
 
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Fokke Nauta

OK, this is what you need to do for each file type, ( .png as an example)

Go to here:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png
Delete this key to remove Edit:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\2ACDEdit

Delete this key to remove Print:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\3ACDPrint

Blank out the Default value from this key to remove 'View with':
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee Photo Manager 12.png\shell\Open
Thanks, but I was already afraid of this. For each file type. With how
many are they? Over a hundred?
Well, no. I think I'm gonna do this for a few image file types I use.
That's enough.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

As Dave said your choice is to disassociate from ACDSee and then use the
Open with...... from the context menu. What you are not able to do is
double click on the file name in explorer and have ACDSee open it if it
is not associated with ACDSee. UNLESS deleting the shell keys over
rides that. I am not going to try that as it does not bother me, but I
would be interested to know the outcome if you do it :)
Well, I will delete the shell keys of the most type of image files I
use. There are not so many, just jpg, gif, png, psd, and a few others.

Fokke
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Correct!

I have tried to do it with Glary

+1

There is nothing in options in ACDSee

I'm afraid it can't be done. Well, sort of almost. One option is to
disassociate the file from ACDSee, but then it won't open with ACDSee
anymore, which is not what I want.
The other option is to delete manually the entries in the shell keys
from the associated file extension keys in the registry. Sigh :-(
I guess I'll have to delete these entries for the few most used file types.

Fokke
Well, if you are as obsessive as I am, you could delete a couple of them
every few days until they're all gone.

That way it eventually ends up clean, but the impact on the user (you!)
is minimal :)
 
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Fokke Nauta

Well, if you are as obsessive as I am, you could delete a couple of them
every few days until they're all gone.

That way it eventually ends up clean, but the impact on the user (you!)
is minimal :)
Well, it'll take a month or so ... :)

Fokke
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Well, it'll take a month or so ... :)

Fokke
It would have been nice if the people at ACDSee were more considerate of
their users...

But at least you have a new goal in life :)

Although I wonder whether other programs are very different.
 
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