It seems you are trying to help but, If anyone tried to reproduce at least
the first step it would become clear that every single response I've received
is irrelevant. I employ anyone to select--say twenty text files (in Vista
Ultimate with default settings) and right click on it. You will find there is
absolutely no option to open anything! You cannot open, edit, view, print...
with any program:
or any kind of HexEditor
So I hope you understand how I see the two answers as sarcasm-- since Vista
IS the problem!!! Hence my search for help in a Vista forum!
FYI I'm running Vista Ultimate 32 on a machine with a 5.3 rating.
FYI 2, the default program for text files is Notepad, if I would have made
changes contrary to the fact I would have known to point that fact out-- 24
years ago when I wrote my first program.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> No sarcasm, but it does depend on the program you are using.
> I use several hex editors and one notopad replacement. With the original
> Notepad, opening a separate instance for each file is the default. With the
> notepad replacement, you must select an option to enable this behavior in
> the preferences. Both of the hex editors also have this capability as an
> option. If this option is not selected, all of the files are opened in one
> instance of the editor and you must use the menu to navigate between the
> different files.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "tslairby" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Vista DOES open programs and in the case of text (.txt) files: passes the
> > file name (with path) to the program designated for the extension type. As
> > I
> > stated! Vista is not allowing me to open a large number (or anything over
> > fifteen) of text files (with the specified editor) for editing.
> > If you would have at least tried to 'open' a mere sixteen text files using
> > explorer you would have seen the problem has nothing to do with the
> > executable program assigned to edit text files and has everything to do
> > with
> > how explorer is disallowing it to happen! Clearly not only are you wrong
> > but
> > if you would have taken the seconds required to investigate my question,
> > combined with a knowledge of Vista justifying an answer in this forum: You
> > would have been able to produce an effective answer as opposed to pure
> > sarcasm.
> > Please keep your sarcasm out of forums as it reduces perception of your
> > IQ.
> > "Dave" wrote:
> >> Vista doesn't open anything.... what program are you trying to use?
> >> Notepad?
> >> Wordpad?
> >> Word?
> >> Edlin? (believe it or not, it's still here!)
> >> "tslairby" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> news:2E7894E7-2870-4541-94DE-70A5DFBCCD9E@microsoft.com...
> >> > Unlike previous versions of windows, Vista is not allowing me to open a
> >> > large
> >> > number of text files for editing. There are logistical reasons for
> >> > doing
> >> > so,
> >> > so please tell me how I can.
> >> >
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