Associate a file type or protocol with a program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by David, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hello,

    I have been looking for some time in Vista, on how to associate multiple
    programs to one file type. For example: with JPEG images (Extension .jpg) in
    XP you could edit the .jpg extension and add different options when you right
    click, say Edit, Open, Preview, Print, etc. Also you could set one of these
    as the Default when you double click the file. In XP you could go the one
    step further and use different programs for each of those options. For
    example, if you clicked open, you could have that set to MS Paint, if you
    click Preview, it would open Windows Picture Viewer, Edit would open
    Photoshop etc.

    It seems in Vista when you go to .jpg in "Associate a file type or protocol
    with a program" listed under "Default Programs" in the Start menu, its been
    simplified to just allowing one single program to be chosen as the default.
    My question is "Does the ability that XP had still exist in Vista," maybe as
    advanced options?

    Thanks.
     
    David, Mar 10, 2007
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  2. http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500

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    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 10, 2007
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  3. David

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