Associating a filetype with an editing program

August 22, 2019 at 15:56:54
Specs: several
When I right-click on a file, the menu which pops up often
includes an "Edit" option. I want to use one program to view
image files (such as gif, jpg, and png) and another program
to edit them. By default, Windows 10 sends an image to
MS Paint when I click on "Edit". How do I change that to
my preferred image editing program? Do I have to do it in
the Registry? I will if that is the only way.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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August 22, 2019 at 20:23:00
Maybe this:

https://techforluddites.com/windows...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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August 23, 2019 at 00:57:52
At the very bottom of that page is a link to an article which
explains how to do it in the Registry. The Registry paths they
gave omit most of the backslashes which separate the key
names, but it was easy enough to figure out where they go.

It works, but ironically doesn't solve the problem the article
was trying to address: Selecting multiple files to edit. Even
if all the files I select are the same filetype, an instance of the
editing program opens for each file selected. That might be
possible to overcome by limiting the editing program to only
one instance, but that isn't in the program's configuration
preferences.

It's good enough for me, though.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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