By default - Select program from list and uncheck always uses selected program...?
Posted on 2005-02-25
On a regular basis I need to check the contents of files with a variety of extensions - typically just with Notepad or Excel. Since the extensions on these files aren't associated with any programs, I'm always prompted with the options:
- Use the Web service to find the appropriate program.
- Select the program from a list.
...with "Use the Web..." radio button pre-selected.
First, is there a registry setting where I can set "Select the Program..." as the default? (Or bypass this window completely.) I *always* want to select the program to use.
Then, on the next screen, where I select the program to use, the checkbox for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file." is checked by default. I'd like it unchecked by default. Again, is this a registry setting that can be modified? Thanks in advance.