Change a filetype's "edit with" independent of "open with"?

Posted: 06-27-2006, 06:46 PM
Under Windows XP, I could go into Folder Options, select File Types, and use
the "Advanced" option to select not only which program opens a file, but
which (potentially different) program "edits" that file (when "edit" is
selected using the right-click menu). So, for example, .htm could be set to
open by default with Firefox but edit by default with Notepad.

I cannot find any way to achieve a similar result using Vista Beta 2. I can
use the Default Programs control panel to associate files with ONE program,
but only one program. Under the above example, I can theoretically use
Internet Options to set Notepad as the default editor, but Vista apparently
doesn't care and insists on "editing" with Word. But I would like to regain
the kind of control I had generally (so, for example, I could "open" jpeg
files with one program but "edit" them with another, etc.).

For what it's worth, I poked about in the Registry for a bit
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes), but Vista didn't seem to care very
much. If there exist any other tricks, they lie beyond my Googling skills.

Am I missing something obvious (or, if I'm missing it, my ego hopes it's at
least subtle), or is this functionality just plain missing? If so, I
sincerely hope it's merely an artifact of this being a beta version of the OS.

If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.

Change a filetype's "edit with" independent of "open with"?


Responses to "Change a filetype's "edit with" independent of "open with"?"

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ANS: "What's the deal with UAC (Windows Needs Your Permission screens)" and "...But I thought I was an administrator" Jimmy Brush Windows Vista File Management 195 02-20-2009 07:37 PM
Default hard drive view is not "all items" how can I change this? mec Windows Vista File Management 0 09-07-2006 08:01 AM
Computer description not updated after "Change settings" Henning Knut Skoglund Windows Vista Networking & Sharing 0 06-21-2006 12:32 PM
"Installation Could Not Open Windows Image file" Error Jake Henderson Windows Vista Install & Setup 7 06-15-2006 10:17 PM
"Installation Could Not Open Windows Image file" glenn.php Windows Vista Install & Setup 3 06-10-2006 01:37 AM