Open File in Seperate Window

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nate, May 28, 2008.

  1. Nate

    Nate Guest

    In the windows XP you used to be able to go to windows explorer and file type
    and advanced to make a file type always open in a new window.

    I'm currently using Vista and Office 2007 and everytime I click on an Excel
    file in Microsoft Internet Explorer it opens in Explorer. How can I change
    this so it opens in Excel. This was fairly easy to do in XP, I just can't
    seem to figure out how to do it in Vista.

    Nate, May 28, 2008
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  2. Control Panel/Default Programs/ "associate a filetype or protocol with a
    specific program" . All of the .xl* extensions and a few more are used by
    Mark L. Ferguson, May 28, 2008
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  3. Nate

    Nate Guest

    Thanks Mark but this doesn't quit fix the problem.

    I already went to Panel/Default Programs/ "associat a filetype" and all my
    ..xl* extensions are used by excel. This does not change how a file is opened
    when you are in another application. The default when in Explorer is for the
    file to open in Explorer. In XP you are able to check/uncheck a box so the
    file never opens in the same window. Do you know how to do this in Vista?
    Nate, May 28, 2008
  4. Mark L. Ferguson, May 28, 2008
  5. Nate

    Nate Guest

    Thanks again Mark. While this solution does look like it may work I don't
    feel comfortable enough to play with the Windows Registry.

    Any other thoughts? Did Microsoft make a mistake with Vista by accidentally
    disabling this feature? If so, hopefully they fix it in a patch.
    Nate, May 28, 2008
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