Re: [NTB] Installation problems
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Shotsky" <jshotsky@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 17:03
Subject: RE: [NTB] Installation problems
> Actually, I did everything mentioned here before I wrote.
> I didn't want NoteTab Pro 6 in a NoteTab Pro 5 folder. So, I assumed I
could install 6, test it out, then uninstall 5.8.
Messy messy messy. You can count on Eric and Fookes Software to do a good
job at things. I've "only" been around since version 4.0 but I have found
my text editor.
In short, I've learned to trust that a new version is almost certainly equal
to or better than the last one so I just install the new version. I know, I
can't say this for every program I've used, but NoteTab has proven to be
> That is not an unusual way to test out new software. I have 8000 lines of
clip code, and am very careful about
> disturbing things, especially when I know the clip functionality has been
I don't write clips - I just use them. But backup copies work wonders here
as well for your cherished personal code just as it does for ANY file
processed through NoteTab. I learned it the hard way back in my high school
days to "save now, save often!"
So, I was surprised when I
> discovered that 5.8 was still opening when I clicked on a .txt file.And I
was further surprised after uninstalling 5.8
> that clicking on a .txt file brought up an error message (because it
couldn't find 5.8, no doubt.) Why wasn't it set to
> open version 6, since I chose Full Installation? Doesn't FULL mean
COMPLETE? I looked at the custom option, but there
> was nothing different - everything was checked there. What is MISSING in
the custom install is an option to REWRITE
> REGISTRY ENTRIES.
Funny thing you should mention registries. More about that in a moment.
> I always set NoteTab to replace Notepad, but the files RETAIN the notepad
icon even though NoteTab (6.1 now) is opened
> when I double click on them. Previously, .txt files took on the NoteTab
icon when I did that.
You'll have to tell me where you got this 6.1 edition from. I can't find it
on the website and there's not notification from the program.
You're not confusing it with 5.6.1 I hope.
> I have been through the process of uninstalling ALL Notetab versions, and
installing only version 6.1 back. No
> difference. File Explorer lets me choose which application OPENS .txt
files, but it will NOT let me select a different
> ICON. I don't know what's up with that, but it seems to covet .txt files
somehow, and limit what it will let an
> administrator do. I didn't have that problem with earlier versions.
Fussy thing. That's where Registry Editor works its magic.
- So open up the registry editor already!
- Open the HKCR key ( HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT )
This can vary among systems and setups so you may have to look around:
- Find the key marked "txt" (but no quotes) OR its companion, "txtfile"
somewhere later in HKCR.
- In one of the two keys there should be an entry marked "DefaultIcon".
This is what you are looking for.
- Change it to your desired icon (in my case, C:\Editors\NoteTab
Pro\NotePro.exe,0 ) and press Enter. Then exit the Registry Editor.
-That SHOULD designate your new icon for text files.
Of note, that ,0 bit is important. If you're not much for tweaking icons, if
you look at the icons available in a file it's the number in the sequence,
starting with 0.
In other words, if you choose the second icon, that number would be 1. If
it's the fifth icon, the number would be 4, etc. You may well know this but
I didn't want it to go unsaid, just in case.
> When I install software, and ANYTHING > doesn't work right, I suspect that
there may be other problems, and want to fix them immediately, before I get
> along and find more problems.
Sheer paranoia. Lighten up, dude.They're only computers and you can shut
them off. So far. <EG>
> I am almost at the point, right now, of reverting back to version 5.8,
which DID work as expected.
> Sorry if I sound annoyed, but I am frustrated at how much trouble such a
simple thing is causing me. I have wasted far
> too much time on this.
For me it DOES work as expected. I'm not saying the problem is you. I don't
know WHAT it is. But I am saying that it CAN be made to work.