Where can I find which extension opens which application?


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

In XP there was an option in a (any) folder, where you can specify for
each extension which application it starts. In W7 it's gone. Where can I
find this now?

Thanks,
Fokke Nauta
 
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Leala

Hi all,

In XP there was an option in a (any) folder, where you can specify for
each extension which application it starts. In W7 it's gone. Where can I
find this now?

Thanks,
Fokke Nauta
Have a look there:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations
 
C

charlie

Great! Thanks!
Fokke
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>, charlie <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
So how _would_ you like it to respond when you open such a
multi-application file?
 
F

Fokke Nauta

Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
I don't understand "multiple applications that are related to a file type."

How would you imagine that?

"Open with", isn't that an option?

Fokke
 
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Mike Barnes

charlie said:
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is
true.)
PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
But Windows 7's "Open with" works pretty well, unlike some previous
versions of Windows.
 
E

Emrys Davies

Leala said:
Have a look there:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations
I find this interesting. In 'Associate a file type or protocol with a
program' (Win7) do the extensions listed there cover most or all
eventualities?
 
C

charlie

In message <[email protected]>, charlie <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
So how _would_ you like it to respond when you open such a
multi-application file?
PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
Obviously, I'd like it to ask which app, or read my mind!
The first is a pain, because MS office likes to automatically use
it's own apps. If I force selection/association, that causes other problems.
Asking for the app doesn't always list the app that I want to use,
forcing another level of seek and find.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

I don't understand "multiple applications that are related to a file type."

How would you imagine that?

"Open with", isn't that an option?

Fokke
For example, you might open a jpg in IrfanView or in PhotoShop.
 
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Char Jackson

In message <[email protected]>, charlie <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
So how _would_ you like it to respond when you open such a
multi-application file?
PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
Obviously, I'd like it to ask which app, or read my mind!
The first is a pain, because MS office likes to automatically use
it's own apps. If I force selection/association, that causes other problems.
Asking for the app doesn't always list the app that I want to use,
forcing another level of seek and find.
Maybe "Send To" would be more your cup of tea. You'd still have the
default app that triggers with a double click, you'd still have the
world at your fingertips with Open With, but the middle ground between
those two choices would be whatever you've added to your Send To
folder.
 
G

Gene Wirchenko

In message <[email protected]>, charlie <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)
So how _would_ you like it to respond when you open such a
multi-application file?
Give a list?

And the list goes on.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

Char Jackson said:
In message <[email protected]>, charlie <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
Things can get a bit messy when you have multiple applications
that are related to a file type.
I occasionally get a bit miffed when say a picture editor is
appropriate, and a viewer opens the file. (or when the reverse is true.)

So how _would_ you like it to respond when you open such a
multi-application file?

PDF files and Adobe vs Fox vs Corel Draw is another one.
Winzip vs 7 zip is another as well.
Obviously, I'd like it to ask which app, or read my mind!
The first is a pain, because MS office likes to automatically use
it's own apps. If I force selection/association, that causes other problems.
Asking for the app doesn't always list the app that I want to use,
forcing another level of seek and find.
Maybe "Send To" would be more your cup of tea. You'd still have the
default app that triggers with a double click, you'd still have the
world at your fingertips with Open With, but the middle ground between
those two choices would be whatever you've added to your Send To
folder.
There are three mechanisms: double-click, open with, and send to.

What is needed is for one of the last two (or a new option) to go
extension-specific, i. e. provide (and allow the user to configure) a
filetype-specific list of applications. Or does that already happen in
7?

(For images, I use IrfanView: it started out as a viewer, and still
behaves as one, but has had sufficient editing features added over the
years that I find I rarely need anything else.)
--
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be (most of the time) a gladiatorial spectacle. Everyone, including shy folks
who have something interesting to say, should feel it belongs to them, and
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F

Fokke Nauta

For example, you might open a jpg in IrfanView or in PhotoShop.
You can use the "Open with" option to choose which application opens the
jpg.

Fokke
 
M

Mike Barnes

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
There are three mechanisms: double-click, open with, and send to.

What is needed is for one of the last two (or a new option) to go
extension-specific, i. e. provide (and allow the user to configure) a
filetype-specific list of applications. Or does that already happen in
7?
IIUYC, yes, it does.

What has also been asked for is the option for a double-click to lead to
an "Open with"-type list rather than a program.

Personally I'm happy with having the most commonly-used program (often
the most lightweight too) as the default, and remembering to "Open with"
when I want something different. For example, double-clicking an HTML
file opens with a browser, but if I want to edit it I go to "Open with".
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You can use the "Open with" option to choose which application opens the
jpg.

Fokke
Of course.

I though I was answering *your* question,
"I don't understand "multiple applications that are related to a file
type. How would you imagine that?".
 
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Fokke Nauta

Of course.

I though I was answering *your* question,
"I don't understand "multiple applications that are related to a file
type. How would you imagine that?".
OK!
I guess it was a language issue. The sentence did not make much sense to
me. It was not quite clear how to interprete it. Now it does :)

Fokke
 

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