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>>requires editing the registry<<
I was afraid of that... but that "customizing the right click menu" is one of the clearest articles I've seen about anything on the Web. Thanks....
keyplyr - NoteTab Pro has a built-in option to replace NotePad, so I'm already viewing the source with it... but I've wanted that right-click option for a while.
Having various HTML editors available on the right click menu has been a BIG timesaver for me. I highly recommend it. Think I might add TopStyle to the .css file extension as well.
Robert, run Windows Explorer, click the "Tools" menu, select "Folder Options", and click the "File Types" tab. Now click in the "Registered file types" list box and search for (type the first letter of) the name registered for .html files - mine is "HTML Documents" but yours may be different. When you find it, select it and click the "Edit" button.
There is an "Actions" list box. These items are commands in the context menu for .html files. You can edit the "Edit" action and specify your own text editor.
As you look at the "Edit File Type" dialog box you can see how much control you have over the context menus.
First open any local folder, such as "my documents".
Go To >View then >Folder Options.
Select "File Types" tab.
Select the type of document you wish to modify. In this case, select "HTML Document"
Click on "Edit"
You may now add an "action" for this file type by clicking on "New". You will be promted for an action name (which will show on the right click menu), and the application file name.
You may also delete unused right click items from here!
See, just like MikeFoster said above (and was *much* quicker to mention)
Better approach --to customize the "Open With" menu for each filetype. You can, of course, edit the registry directly. OR you might use a neat little freeware program called "Open Expert" baxbex.com/openexpert.html
(edited by: rcjordan at 3:55 am (utc) on April 6, 2002)