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  1. 238 votes
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    • Add options from XP's 'File Types' tab

      Add the following:
      1. "Confirm open after download (Reg EditFlags value) (Hex: 00 00 01 00)"
      2. "Always show/hide extension" (NeverShowExt)
      3. "Browse in same window" (BrowserFlags value) settings.

      208 votes
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      • Create a non-wizard-based approach

        It would be nice to have an "advanced" mode that just shows me everything I can do with an extension instead of using a question/answer format.

        154 votes
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        • Create a package format for setting that can be used by app vendors

          Make an xml file format ".defaultprog" that contains a set of changes to the default program settings. For example Paint.Net could provide such a file. When executing the file/package I would get to choose what commands I want to import (edit for png/jpg/bmp/..., open for png/jpg/bmp/...).

          That would make it totally easy for Paint.Net users (or users of other apps) to configure their settings.

          138 votes
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          • Add the function to handle context menus for folders

            In XP I had a folder context menu item to start Adobe Bridge with the clicked on folder in focus -
            I would love to get that functionality back in windows 7 ;-)

            106 votes
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              planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
            • Add the ability to easily create new file extensions.

              It would be nice if I could add file extensions to the list. For example .json

              76 votes
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                There’s no UI for this, but as a temporary workaround you can just create a .json file in WIndows, a double click it. This should add the requisite keys to the registry for DPE to pick it up to edit.

              • Add to language support

                Default Programs Editor is available different languages

                74 votes
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                • Add support for sub-menu context items

                  The context menu item would have a sub-menu (cascading) of menu items to choose from. Thus I could group similar actions into a sub-menu instead of having them all in the main context menu.

                  69 votes
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                    I’m fully aware of the technical side of things and how to write the correct keys to get this to work, however I am still thinking about a good way to express such functionality in the user interface. Still under consideration.

                  • French translation

                    I will like to make a french translation of your program.
                    Best regards
                    Colok

                    38 votes
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                    • USB Devices

                      Currently, Default Programs Editor only supports changing the Autoplay settings for CD and DVD content.
                      It would be nice if Autoplay handlers would be customizable for USB devices and memory sticks also.

                      28 votes
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                      • Add a way to manage context menus for * and AllFileSystemObjects

                        There is currently only a way to modify context menus for files with extensions. In HKCR, there is a key called * and another called AllFileSystemObjects for which we can't create context menu actions using Default Programs Editor.

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                          You can add items to the base class key (*) by choosing ‘All extensions’ when you go to add a new context menu item after selecting ANY extension in the search box. It doesn’t matter what extension you pick. Just go as if you were changing .txt files for example.

                        • undo changes or set back to default

                          be able to undo the changes of an icon in case you don't like it

                          22 votes
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                          • Amazing software

                            Amazing software, if only microsoft could make such simple and well designed control panel items.

                            21 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • function changing the order of context menu options

                              Eg:
                              .bmp file context menu shoudl look like:
                              Edit
                              Open in browser
                              Edit with GIMP

                              But here is no button to re order the context menu into that order except manually removing and adding options in the order you want them do be.

                              Arrows moving one selected item up or down in the list would be enough.

                              19 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                I have considered this, and there’s partial functionality inside the program already but not exposed in the UI. The problem with doing this is that not all verbs have the same source, and changing the order willy-nilly can affect more than just the extension/file type you think you’re editing.

                              • Windows 8 Support

                                Just wondering if you will make a new version for windows 8?

                                19 votes
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                                • Make context menu icons vista compatible

                                  When changing the context menu items icon it says that "This feature is only compatible with Windows 7"
                                  However Avast, Adobe Drive, Acrobat and others have.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • "Add a new file type" Option

                                    Useful for some unrecognized file types.

                                    Support could be included on "change icon" and/or "program association" areas.

                                    For example, ".part" files haven't icon, so I could that file type and use an icon, no matter if I don't have a program to create association with.

                                    Part files are usually generated whe... more

                                    Useful for some unrecognized file types.

                                    Support could be included on "change icon" area.

                                    For example, ".part" files haven't an icon, so I could create that file type and use an icon, no matter if I don't have a program to create association with.

                                    ".Part" files are usually…

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Adobe Reader

                                      Some programs like Adobe Reader do things their own way and disable the functions of Default Programs Editor for the according file types.
                                      This is a problem that will for example not allow to change the context menu items for .pdf files.
                                      A workaround is to delete the extension and then set Adobe Reader to always open .pdf files but this will remove the right-click Print option.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Default icon changing in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit not working for me.

                                        I have a .stw file extension for a program called SmartTerm and the icon remains blank after I run this.

                                        It works great in Windows 7 32-bit.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • 12 votes
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