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  1. 307 votes
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  2. 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.

    211 votes
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  3. 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.

    185 votes
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  4. 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.

    144 votes
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  5. 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 ;-)

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  6. 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

    104 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.

  7. 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.

    86 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.

  8. Add to language support

    Default Programs Editor is available different languages

    86 votes
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  9. French translation

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

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  10. 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.

    40 votes
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  11. 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.

  12. Amazing software

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

    26 votes
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  13. undo changes or set back to default

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

    25 votes
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  14. 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.

    24 votes
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  15. Open Source the Code!

    I hate to see such a great program fall by the wayside (probably due to lack of financial support)... open source the code and let others contribute...

    21 votes
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  16. 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.

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  17. "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…

    18 votes
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  18. I would like to add a autoplay for a device

    I see for media (CD, DVD, etc). I don't see any means of adding autoplay for a device (a Nokia phone). In Windows Control Panel - Autoplay, the Nokia shows up as a device but the Nokia PC Suite is not one of the available choices. Is Default Programs Editor capable of making that change?

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  19. 15 votes
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  20. 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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