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18300Re: [NTB] Replacing Notepad with NoteTab Light v.4.95

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  • Lee Underwood
    Dec 9, 2005
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      Jody,

      Could you also send me a copy of the attachment? Thanks!

      lee



      On 12/8/2005 05:24 PM, Jody wrote:
      ........................................................

      >Hi ayezeeone,
      >
      >I'll send you a private email with attachment that is a Clipbook
      >Library that has successfully worked for many XP SP2 users. The
      >following is what I'll send with the attachment. I just thought I
      >would post it here, because there's a lot of times when users
      >don't necessarily need to "Replace MS Notepad." The following
      >was inserted by NoteTab (remotely - I never left my email
      >program) using NoteTab Clip Code.
      >
      >- Using/Testing a New Clipbook Library to toggle Notepad on/off.
      >- Discussion of Why You Want to use Replace MS Notepad
      >- XP SP2 Microsoft Windows File Protection (WFP) Warnings
      >- Associate txt files via Options | Associations
      >- Making IE Use NoteTab via the Utilities Library
      >- Manual Replacement/NoteTab Discussion Mailing Lists
      >- XP SP2 Notepad Locations, Order to Delete Them
      >
      >
      >- Using/Testing a New Clipbook Library to toggle Notepad on/off.
      >
      >I'm currently (still off/on) working on a Clip that will toggle
      >Notepad/NoteTab on/off. If you want to try it out and give me
      >some feedback, the Library is attached and should be extracted to
      >NoteTab's Library folder. Read the Information Clip on top for
      >instructions. A few dozen have used it with success and no
      >problems. I suggest that you only try it if you are very familiar
      >with Windows Explorer in case something does glitch and you need
      >to manually correct it. That is easy and I do have Clips in the
      >Library to backup and to restore to Windows default.
      >
      >- Discussion of Why You Want to use Replace MS Notepad
      >
      >Normally, the only reason why you would want Replace/Restore MS
      >Notepad working is for the quick toggle (besides the easy
      >convenience.) I say that because you can achieve it all another
      >way by way of file association and if you want NoteTab to be your
      >default editor for View Source in IE then you use the Clip in the
      >Utilities Library.
      >
      >- XP SP2 Microsoft Windows File Protection (WFP) Warnings
      >
      >The short way to do what you want, but it will not reverse with
      >Restore MS Notepad, is click on Replace MS Notepad. When you get
      >the warning click on Cancel and then you will get another message
      >from Windows. Click Yes in it. If you do that, the only way to
      >restore Notepad is manually. (That is only for users that get
      >those messages.)
      >
      >- Associate txt files via Options | Associations
      >
      >Instead, you can go into NoteTab's Options and click on the
      >Associations tab. type in txt and then click on the Add button.
      >Do that for as many file types that you want to open in NoteTab.
      >
      >- Making IE Use NoteTab via the Utilities Library
      >
      >If you want some shortcuts in Windows Explorer and use NoteTab
      >for Edit in IE, then go to the Utilities Library and under the
      >NoteTab Shortcuts section click on those Clips. They do the
      >following:
      >
      >Add SendTo Shortcut
      >Add to Edit HTML file type
      >Add IE Default HTML Editor
      >Restore IE Default HTML Editor
      >
      >If you do the file associations and the Clips the only time that
      >Notepad will open should be when a programmer forces you to use
      >it like in a readme file when they use a path to notepad.exe.
      >
      >- Manual Replacement/NoteTab Discussion Mailing Lists
      >
      >You can manually delete files in Windows Explorer (or My
      >Computer) but that is more of a topic for the NoteTab Off Topic
      >discussion mailing list. It is also very tricky/difficult to do
      >at times. Any discussion about this should be done on the Clips
      >List or Off Topic List. Please do not post on the Basic List
      >about it. (The manual method is discussed briefly below and should
      >only be used by experienced computer users.
      >
      >------------ Discussion mailing lists at YahooGroups ------------
      >
      >You may sign up for the different discussion mailing lists from
      >either of the links below. We use YahooGroups for the lists.
      >_Please_ read the following if you decide to sign up!
      >
      >If you sign up for any of the discussion lists, please *_do not_*
      >post questions about NoteTab *Clips* and other scripting languages
      >(such as *RegExp*, PERL, etc.) on the NoteTab Basic list. Use the
      >Clips or Scripts list for them.
      >
      >More difficult tasks should be posted on the Clips or Scripts
      >lists. HTML should be posted on the ntb-HTML list and off topic
      >discussion takes place on the ntb-OffTopic list. The MailBag
      >Assistant, Easy Thumbnails, Easy Imager, and Album Express lists
      >are for discussion of those programs.
      >
      >The most important thing to remember is please leave the NoteTab
      >Basic list for the *_very basic_* use of NoteTab. The other lists
      >are a lot more flexible, for instance: Clips and RegExp can be
      >used and are welcomed on the HTML list. Thanks!!!
      >
      >Discussion mailing list subscribing and un-subscribing:
      >http://www.fookes.us/maillist.htm
      >http://www.notetab.net/html/maillist.htm
      >
      >If you are already signed up for the NoteTab Basic list, there are
      >links in the YahooGroups footer to get to the Clips and Off Topic
      >lists.
      >
      >---------- End Discussion mailing lists at YahooGroups ----------
      >
      >The NoteTabbers Assistant Page
      >Useful Libraries and Clips for NoteTab: http://www.notetab.net
      >
      >Fookes Software Home Page via Jody's affiliate link:
      >http://www.fookes.com/regnow.html?2448&item=home ;) Thank$ for
      >getting the cookie if offered; they're delicious! :)
      >
      >- XP SP2 Notepad Locations, Order to Rename/Delete Them
      >
      >You can try renaming the Notepad.exe file, but you have to be fast,
      >less the WFP system restores the file. I've found that renaming it
      >does not always work on some machines. This method also requires
      >that a copy of Notepad.stb found in NoteTab's main folder be put in
      >the System32 folder and a NOTEPAD.INI file be used in the same
      >folder, see below. (You might need to put them in other folders as
      >well.)
      >
      >..\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\Notepad.exe
      >..\Windows\System32\dllcache\Notepad.exe
      >..\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe
      >..\Windows\Notepad.exe (You may not have to delete this one.)
      >
      >There might be a Notepad.ini already made by NoteTab in the System32
      >or Windows folder. If not, make a file in NoteTab by that name and
      >add the text below for its contents with your path to NoteTab's
      >executable. NotePro is shown. It is NoteTab.exe for Std/Light.
      >
      >[Application]
      >ExeName="F:\NoteTab Pro\NotePro.exe"
      >
      > >Yes, I realize you've probably had this question 5000 times, but
      > >I just don't have time to search through a million more posts. I
      > >found one page here with a link which was supposed to supply the
      > >answer, but the link was no good.
      > >
      > >So, when in NoteTab v.4.95, and I click on "Help" and then click
      > >on "Replace MS Notepad" and go through that step, it doesn't
      > >replace Notepad with NoteTab afterall.
      > >
      > >Do I need to rename Notepad's and NoteTab's extensions?
      > >
      > >I'm aware that WFP may be preventing the replacement, but tips on
      > >how to get around this would be appreciated.
      >
      >
      >Happy Tab'n,
      >Jody Adair
      >
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      >
      >
      >
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      >
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