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'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

  1. #1


    Imageman Guest

    'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    Vista 64 / RC1 SP1

    The programs I use, like Photoshop CS3, are not present in the right click
    'Open With' dialog, and there are a bunch of things there that I never use.
    How do I add and remove items? - Help appreciated - IM

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  2. #2


    Timothy Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs


    under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    to it.
    click that.
    A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.


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  3. #3


    Imageman Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe, then
    selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery". In
    addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that opens jpg
    files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With' dialog (instead of
    all those programs I don't use)?

    Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running the
    SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been fixed?

    "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >
    > under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    > to it.
    > click that.
    > A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    > the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Timothy
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

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  4. #4


    Timothy Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs


    ok, two things;
    1: after selecting protoshop, uncheck "make this the defualt program
    for this file type" that is right near the browse button.
    2: did protoshop appear in the feild of other options? (to show the
    feild click the little arrow at the right end of the line dubbed "other
    options" under the defualts feild. If it did (after getting to it via
    browse) then double click it there (after unselecting make this defualt)
    without using the ok button, this ensures that it is the selection and
    it doesn't mystriously act as if picture veiwer were selected.

    If this doesn't work you could always just open photoshop then open the
    file from there, but that doesn't really fix the problem, just go around
    it, I try to avoid giving those answers.


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  5. #5


    Cameron Snyder Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    If Photoshop doesn't appear in the dialog it is because it did not insert
    itself there properly in the registry when installed. If other pgms appear
    there that you don't like it isn't Vista that put them there. If you don't
    use the pgrms, remove them. If their uninstall routines don't remove them
    from dialog, again, it is not Vista that F'd up.

    Find the registry entries that place them in the dialog and delete them
    yourself. I have Half-life 2 that appears in my open with. It shouldn't be
    there, but Vista isn't the culprit, and if I really cared it wouldn't be
    there.


    "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:HamdnUJsIPXXYj3anZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@xxxxxx

    > Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe, then
    > selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery". In
    > addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that opens
    > jpg files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With' dialog
    > (instead of all those programs I don't use)?
    >
    > Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running
    > the SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been fixed?
    >
    > "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    > news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >>
    >> under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    >> to it.
    >> click that.
    >> A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    >> the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Timothy
    >> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>

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  6. #6


    Imageman Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    I've spent all the time I'm willing to spend on this. I want productivity,
    not nonsense. And I don't intend to become an expert. Don't get me wrong,
    I'm moderately happy with Vista, but irritated by things in Vista that
    should be easy to fix, but aren't. And I'm not alone . . .




    "Cameron Snyder" <dntbther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eFlFgP6YIHA.484@xxxxxx

    > If Photoshop doesn't appear in the dialog it is because it did not insert
    > itself there properly in the registry when installed. If other pgms appear
    > there that you don't like it isn't Vista that put them there. If you don't
    > use the pgrms, remove them. If their uninstall routines don't remove them
    > from dialog, again, it is not Vista that F'd up.
    >
    > Find the registry entries that place them in the dialog and delete them
    > yourself. I have Half-life 2 that appears in my open with. It shouldn't be
    > there, but Vista isn't the culprit, and if I really cared it wouldn't be
    > there.
    >
    >
    > "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:HamdnUJsIPXXYj3anZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@xxxxxx

    >> Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe, then
    >> selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery". In
    >> addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that opens
    >> jpg files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With' dialog
    >> (instead of all those programs I don't use)?
    >>
    >> Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running
    >> the SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been
    >> fixed?
    >>
    >> "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >>>
    >>> under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    >>> to it.
    >>> click that.
    >>> A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    >>> the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Timothy
    >>> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>>
    >

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  7. #7


    Cameron Snyder Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    Well, you are on your own then. Good luck. I hope whining works for you,
    having become an expert at that. Truly, you are not alone.

    "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:Z6ednaWYGJrDtjzanZ2dnUVZ_sGvnZ2d@xxxxxx

    > I've spent all the time I'm willing to spend on this. I want productivity,
    > not nonsense. And I don't intend to become an expert. Don't get me wrong,
    > I'm moderately happy with Vista, but irritated by things in Vista that
    > should be easy to fix, but aren't. And I'm not alone . . .
    >
    > "Cameron Snyder" <dntbther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eFlFgP6YIHA.484@xxxxxx

    >> If Photoshop doesn't appear in the dialog it is because it did not insert
    >> itself there properly in the registry when installed. If other pgms
    >> appear there that you don't like it isn't Vista that put them there. If
    >> you don't use the pgrms, remove them. If their uninstall routines don't
    >> remove them from dialog, again, it is not Vista that F'd up.
    >>
    >> Find the registry entries that place them in the dialog and delete them
    >> yourself. I have Half-life 2 that appears in my open with. It shouldn't
    >> be there, but Vista isn't the culprit, and if I really cared it wouldn't
    >> be there.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:HamdnUJsIPXXYj3anZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@xxxxxx

    >>> Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe,
    >>> then selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery".
    >>> In addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that
    >>> opens jpg files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With'
    >>> dialog (instead of all those programs I don't use)?
    >>>
    >>> Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running
    >>> the SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been
    >>> fixed?
    >>>
    >>> "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    >>>> to it.
    >>>> click that.
    >>>> A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    >>>> the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Timothy
    >>>> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>>>
    >>

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  8. #8


    Keith Miller \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    If you don't want to edit the registry, you could place a shortcut to
    Photoshop in your 'Send to' folder. In the 'Start Search' box, type:

    shell:sendto

    to open the folder, then copy an existing shortcut into the folder or use
    the new shortcut wizard.


    Will post instructions for the reg edit if you're interested.


    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]



    "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:Z6ednaWYGJrDtjzanZ2dnUVZ_sGvnZ2d@xxxxxx

    > I've spent all the time I'm willing to spend on this. I want productivity,
    > not nonsense. And I don't intend to become an expert. Don't get me wrong,
    > I'm moderately happy with Vista, but irritated by things in Vista that
    > should be easy to fix, but aren't. And I'm not alone . . .
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Cameron Snyder" <dntbther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eFlFgP6YIHA.484@xxxxxx

    >> If Photoshop doesn't appear in the dialog it is because it did not insert
    >> itself there properly in the registry when installed. If other pgms
    >> appear there that you don't like it isn't Vista that put them there. If
    >> you don't use the pgrms, remove them. If their uninstall routines don't
    >> remove them from dialog, again, it is not Vista that F'd up.
    >>
    >> Find the registry entries that place them in the dialog and delete them
    >> yourself. I have Half-life 2 that appears in my open with. It shouldn't
    >> be there, but Vista isn't the culprit, and if I really cared it wouldn't
    >> be there.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:HamdnUJsIPXXYj3anZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@xxxxxx

    >>> Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe,
    >>> then selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery".
    >>> In addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that
    >>> opens jpg files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With'
    >>> dialog (instead of all those programs I don't use)?
    >>>
    >>> Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running
    >>> the SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been
    >>> fixed?
    >>>
    >>> "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something close
    >>>> to it.
    >>>> click that.
    >>>> A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    >>>> the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Timothy
    >>>> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>>>
    >>

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  9. #9


    Imageman Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    Keith - Please post the reg edit instructions, and thanks for the positive
    reply - Best, Bob

    " Keith Miller (MVP)" <k.miller@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#HAIPp9YIHA.4272@xxxxxx

    > If you don't want to edit the registry, you could place a shortcut to
    > Photoshop in your 'Send to' folder. In the 'Start Search' box, type:
    >
    > shell:sendto
    >
    > to open the folder, then copy an existing shortcut into the folder or use
    > the new shortcut wizard.
    >
    >
    > Will post instructions for the reg edit if you're interested.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Good Luck,
    >
    > Keith
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    >
    >
    >
    > "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:Z6ednaWYGJrDtjzanZ2dnUVZ_sGvnZ2d@xxxxxx

    >> I've spent all the time I'm willing to spend on this. I want
    >> productivity, not nonsense. And I don't intend to become an expert. Don't
    >> get me wrong, I'm moderately happy with Vista, but irritated by things in
    >> Vista that should be easy to fix, but aren't. And I'm not alone . . .
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Cameron Snyder" <dntbther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:eFlFgP6YIHA.484@xxxxxx

    >>> If Photoshop doesn't appear in the dialog it is because it did not
    >>> insert itself there properly in the registry when installed. If other
    >>> pgms appear there that you don't like it isn't Vista that put them
    >>> there. If you don't use the pgrms, remove them. If their uninstall
    >>> routines don't remove them from dialog, again, it is not Vista that F'd
    >>> up.
    >>>
    >>> Find the registry entries that place them in the dialog and delete them
    >>> yourself. I have Half-life 2 that appears in my open with. It shouldn't
    >>> be there, but Vista isn't the culprit, and if I really cared it wouldn't
    >>> be there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Imageman" <Imageman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:HamdnUJsIPXXYj3anZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@xxxxxx
    >>>> Timothy, Thanks! - Yes, I've tried that, and I chose Photoshop.exe,
    >>>> then selected OK. The image then pops open in "Windows Photo Gallery".
    >>>> In addition, I don't want to change the default for the program that
    >>>> opens jpg files, I just want Photoshop to appear in the 'Open With'
    >>>> dialog (instead of all those programs I don't use)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Vista leaves a lot to be desired . . especially considering I'm running
    >>>> the SP1 release candidate and I thought all these 'things' had been
    >>>> fixed?
    >>>>
    >>>> "Timothy" <Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Timothy.340sw6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> under the list of options should be "choose defualt" or something
    >>>>> close
    >>>>> to it.
    >>>>> click that.
    >>>>> A window shows up with given options at the top, but browse button at
    >>>>> the bottom, with the browse you can pick any program.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Timothy
    >>>>> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >

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  10. #10


    Imageman Guest

    Re: 'Open With' - How to add and remove programs

    Timothy, Thanks for your help! IM

    "Timothy" <Timothy.340vo6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:Timothy.340vo6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >
    > ok, two things;
    > 1: after selecting protoshop, uncheck "make this the defualt program
    > for this file type" that is right near the browse button.
    > 2: did protoshop appear in the feild of other options? (to show the
    > feild click the little arrow at the right end of the line dubbed "other
    > options" under the defualts feild. If it did (after getting to it via
    > browse) then double click it there (after unselecting make this defualt)
    > without using the ok button, this ensures that it is the selection and
    > it doesn't mystriously act as if picture veiwer were selected.
    >
    > If this doesn't work you could always just open photoshop then open the
    > file from there, but that doesn't really fix the problem, just go around
    > it, I try to avoid giving those answers.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Timothy
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

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