Tell preview pane to... preview a known "normal" text file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by PMPP, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. PMPP

    PMPP Guest

    Hello,

    I've been searching around and I haven't find (for my surprise) the
    following question. How can I make the "preview pane" to preview, some well
    known text files? What I want is to be able to preview PHP, CSS, JS etc
    files. These are known simple text files, and it would be great to have a
    glimpse of whats inside before opening it.

    Is there a way? Maybe some regedit hack?

    I also leave the suggestion, to make some simple app to manage this (as long
    with the changing of filetype icons, instead of going into regedit)

    Thanks in advanced,

    Pedro Pereira
     
    PMPP, Nov 17, 2007
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  2. If you use Total Commander (a file manager program) you can see inside any
    file by using their inbuilt file viewer without opening the file with the
    normal associated program. Plus, TC does so much more than Windows Explorer
    ever will.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
     
    Richard Urban, Nov 17, 2007
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  3. to make some simple app to manage this

    There is one already, written by me sometime ago. See:

    [PreviewConfig] Utility to register file types for Explorer Preview Pane in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...r-Explorer-Preview-Pane-in-Windows-Vista.html

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Hello,

    I've been searching around and I haven't find (for my surprise) the
    following question. How can I make the "preview pane" to preview, some well
    known text files? What I want is to be able to preview PHP, CSS, JS etc
    files. These are known simple text files, and it would be great to have a
    glimpse of whats inside before opening it.

    Is there a way? Maybe some regedit hack?

    I also leave the suggestion, to make some simple app to manage this (as long
    with the changing of filetype icons, instead of going into regedit)

    Thanks in advanced,

    Pedro Pereira
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Nov 17, 2007
    #3
  4. PMPP

    PMPP Guest

    Thanks Richard, I'll take a look at Total Commander, nevertheless it would be
    nice if Vista would give us the chance to use it. Although I might feel
    comfortable around computers (thus having no problem trying new things) for
    the average person (like my family), not having to learn something new is of
    great interest for them.

    So I hope MS ppl will take a look at that.

    Thanks for the help.
     
    PMPP, Nov 17, 2007
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