[NTB] Re: Restore Notepad
- This isn't working today. I opened and minimized ntp; viewed source
on a web page; and ie loaded notepad. paranoia. pat(riv)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kitpath" <kitpath@e...> wrote:
> hi all,
> The only thing that works for me so far is to start notetab and
> it minimized. that way it's available (running) when I ask to view
> source. now if i can just remember to start it, then view
> --- In email@example.com, Jody <kjv-av1611@e...> wrote:
> > Hi Pete and All,
> > >> For Windows XP SP2 users wanting to restore NoteTab as the
> > >> default editor, here is the way I did it.
> > >>
> > >> Use My Computer or the Windows Explorer to browse to the file
> > >> you want NoteTab to open, right click on it, then choose OPEN
> > >> WITH. Regardless of what you see in the quick list that pops
> > >> up, select CHOOSE PROGRAM and browse to C:\Program
> > >> Files\Notetab Pro (or wherever NoteTab is stored on your
> > >> machine) to select notepro.exe (or NoteTab.exe or whatever
> > >> NoteTab standard is named)
> > >>
> > >> Make sure you tick the ALWAYS USE THIS PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS
> > >> KIND OF FILE option, click ok, and you're good to go for that
> > >> file type.
> > >>
> > >>Repeat for other file types.
> > >
> > >This technique allows you to open files with particular
> > >extensions (like txt) in Notetab simply by double clicking its
> > >icon. You can get the same result in Notetab by clicking View |
> > >Options and selecting the Associations tab. Then enter the
> > >extension and click Add.
> > >
> > >HOWEVER, this is not the same as having Notetab replace Notepad.
> > >There are many programs that explicitly invoke Notepad in order
> > >to allow you to edit a file. The "replace Notepad" option that
> > >worked pre-SP2 gave you Notetab when those programs did their
> > >thing. Setting up file associations does not do this.
> > You defined it well Pete! :) However, it (Replace MS Notepad) did
> > not work on all machines on all Windows OS'. That's why Eric
> > issued the message that follows, "Note that this feature..." and
> > Jim Hall made the manual replacement instructions for its
> > replacement (also below).
> > General help in attempting to do everything you can to get
> > NoteTab to open follows, already mentioned at one time or
> > another. Jim Hall's procedure, below, may still work in WinXP
> > SP2... (FYI, there is a long discussion going on on the Off Topic
> > list about the WinXP SP2 upgrade, just search for: "XP SP2"
> > without the quotes. Link in footer.)
> > You can associate text based files in NoteTab under View |
> > Associations. (If you do not see the Associations tab check the
> > to show the Advanced Features under the View tab.)
> > Look in the Utilities Library under the NoteTab Shortcuts section
> > for a few Clips. The Clips will add SendTo NoteTab, Edit HTML
> > NoteTab), and should make NoteTab your default editor for IE View
> > Source or Edit button.
> > Note that this feature may not work properly under Windows 2000,
> > and ME, due to the Windows File Protection (WFP) monitoring
> > which checks for changes to system files.
> > If you are still having problems, try going to the following link.
> > FWIW, I consider Jim as a NoteTab expert for Win2000 and Notepad
> > replacement and has many years of computer experience overall.
> > Jim Hall: http://jimbow.com/
> > Happy Topics,
> > Jody
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