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Re: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7

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  • df03438
    I have read a few BAT files on several sites mentioned earlier in this thread and that got me thinking. I resorted back to how NOTEtab did it in XP, using the
    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 4, 2010
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      I have read a few BAT files on several sites mentioned earlier in this
      thread and that got me thinking. I resorted back to how NOTEtab did it
      in XP, using the NOTEPAD.STB file. So I create the following BAT file
      to work in Windows 7:

      Create a ReplaceNotepad.BAT file with these content:

      rem START BATCH COMMANDS
      rem PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT USER ACCOUNT CONTROL (UAC) IS TURNED OFF AND
      PC HAS BEEN REBOOTED FIRST!
      rem If you are using VISTA/WIN7 x32 version, then edit this file first
      by adding "rem " in front of every line that contains the phrase
      "syswow64?. Then run the script again.
      @echo on
      PAUSE

      REM Create Notetab's Stub INI file
      echo [Application]>%temp%\notepad.ini
      echo ExeName="C:\Program Files\NoteTab
      Light\NoteTab.exe">>%temp%\notepad.ini

      REM *** 64bit
      REM takeown /f c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe
      REM cacls c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F
      REM copy c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe
      c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe.backup
      REM copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notetab.stb"
      c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe /y
      REM Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.ini

      takeown /f c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
      cacls c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F

      takeown /f c:\windows\notepad.exe
      cacls c:\windows\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F

      copy c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
      c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe.backup
      copy c:\windows\notepad.exe c:\windows\notepad.exe.backup

      copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notepad.stb"
      c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe /y
      copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notepad.stb" c:\windows\notepad.exe
      /y

      Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\system32\notepad.ini /y
      Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\notepad.ini /y
      @echo on
      rem END BATCH COMMANDS
      ------------------------------

      THATS IT !!!


      --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, Jeff <jeff@...> wrote:
      >
      > I simply right click on a file, choose Open with... and browse to teh
      > file I want to open it, I check the box "do this everytime" or
      something
      > similar, and it becomes the default for that file type.
      >
      > On 6/10/2010 5:33 PM, Praising Jesus wrote:
      > > I fired up regedit and searched for notepad.exe, kept hitting F3 and
      got
      > > tired when I hit 75 and there were still 3 categories to go. I don't
      think
      > > you can hack enough entries to change everything that points to
      notepad.exe.
      > > Glad yours did what you wanted, but it didn't replace notepad, you
      just
      > > changed a few associations.
      > >
      > >
      > > ---Mike
      > >
      > > On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM, John Shotskyjshotsky@... wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >>
      > >> I don't, but that's probably because I earlier set up .ini files as
      one of
      > >> NoteTab's known file
      > >> types. (View, Options, Associations). It's been a while, but
      NoteTab opens
      > >> for any text files for
      > >> me by double clicking, and it opens View Source as well thanks to
      my
      > >> 'registry hack'. That should be
      > >> added to the associations. Hmm.wonder if placing .htm files in that
      section
      > >> would be enough? Easy
      > >> enough for someone to try.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Regards,
      > >> John
      > >>
      > >> From: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
      > >> notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of
      Praising
      > >> Jesus
      > >> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 16:37
      > >>
      > >> To: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> Subject: RE: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Actually the registry hack only works one program at a time. The
      one you
      > >> reference changes which editor view the source code in IE. Open an
      INI file
      > >> and you'll still get notepad
      > >>
      > >> ---Mike
      > >>
      > >> From: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> [mailto:
      > >> notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> ]
      On
      > >> Behalf Of
      > >> John Shotsky
      > >> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:32 PM
      > >> To: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> Subject: RE: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7
      > >>
      > >> Or, you can edit your registry.
      > >> Search for:
      > >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source
      Editor
      > >> Edit the data to replace Notepad with your full path to NotePro.exe
      > >> Done.
      > >>
      > >> Regards,
      > >> John
      > >>
      > >> From: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >>
      > >> [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> ]
      On
      > >> Behalf Of Praising Jesus
      > >> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:44
      > >> To: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> Subject: RE: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7
      > >>
      > >> Try this:
      > >>
      > >>
      http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12617/how-to-replace-notepad-in-windows-7\
      /
      > >>
      > >> ---Mike
      > >>
      > >> From: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      [mailto:
      > >> notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> ]
      On
      > >> Behalf Of
      > >> Ray Shapp
      > >> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 7:48 AM
      > >> To: notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> Subject: Fw: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7
      > >>
      > >> Hi Greg,
      > >>
      > >> Many thanks!
      > >>
      > >> Ray Shapp
      > >>
      > >> --------------------------------------------------
      > >> From: "Greg
      Chapman"gregchapmanuk@...<gregchapmanuk%40yahoo.co.uk><mailto:
      > >> gregchapmanuk%40yahoo.co.uk<gregchapmanuk%2540yahoo.co.uk>>
      > >> <mailto:gregchapmanuk%40yahoo.co.uk<gregchapmanuk%2540yahoo.co.uk>>
      > >> <mailto:gregchapmanuk%40yahoo.co.uk<gregchapmanuk%2540yahoo.co.uk>>
      > >> <mailto:gregchapmanuk%40yahoo.co.uk<gregchapmanuk%2540yahoo.co.uk>>
      >
      > >> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 4:09 AM
      > >> To:notetab@yahoogroups.com<notetab%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>> <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >> <mailto:notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      <mailto:
      > >> notetab%40yahoogroups.com<notetab%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > >>
      > >>>
      > >> Subject: Re: [NTB] Replace NoteTab in Windows 7
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>> Hi Ray,
      > >>>
      > >>> On 03 Jun 10 03:08 Ray
      Shappras45@...<ras45%40optonline.net><mailto:
      > >>>
      > >> ras45%40optonline.net<ras45%2540optonline.net>>
      > >> <mailto:ras45%40optonline.net<ras45%2540optonline.net>> <mailto:
      > >> ras45%40optonline.net<ras45%2540optonline.net>>
      > >> <mailto:ras45%40optonline.net<ras45%2540optonline.net>> > said:
      > >>
      > >>>> I have associated all TXT files with NoteTab, but that doesn't
      help
      > >>>> when I click on "view source" in MSIE or Firefox.
      > >>>>
      > >>>> Has anyone developed a work-around to permit "view source" to
      > >>>> display web page markup within NoteTab?
      > >>>>
      > >>> In IE8 I would hit F12 to bring up the "Developer Tools" window
      then,
      > >>> ALT-F, C, O and pick NoteTab from the dialogue.
      > >>>
      > >>> In FF just install an Add-on that allows you to select your choice
      of
      > >>> application for editing pages. I use "Web Developer"
      > >>> (http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/) qwhich provides a
      > >>> similar set of features to the Developer Tools window of IE. Under
      its
      > >>> "Tools" menu has a facility to allow you to add an "Edit Page"
      option.
      > >>> There are many other Add-ons that will do it if you don't want all
      the
      > >>> facilities of Web Developer.
      > >>>
      > >>> Greg
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>
      > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>
      > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>
      > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------
      > >
      > > Fookes Software: http://www.fookes.com/
      > > NoteTab website: http://www.notetab.com/
      > > NoteTab Discussion Lists: http://www.notetab.com/groups.php
      > >
      > > ***
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > --
      >
      >
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      >
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      >
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      >
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      >
      >
      >
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      >
    • Lou
      I just checked back at the thread for Notepad replacement in Windows7. I do not see any comments from the people at Fookes. Has Notetab beome orphened? Warm
      Message 2 of 15 , Aug 17 6:07 PM
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        I just checked back at the thread for Notepad replacement in
        Windows7. I do not see any comments from the people at Fookes. Has
        Notetab beome orphened?

        Warm Regards,
        Lou
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.
      • Eb
        I haven t migrated to my Windows 7 platform yet (Inertia), so I find it interesting, how you approach batchfiles in an ever more restrictive environment. But
        Message 3 of 15 , Aug 19 9:11 AM
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          I haven't migrated to my Windows 7 platform yet (Inertia), so I find it interesting, how you approach batchfiles in an ever more restrictive environment.

          But why turn echo back on at the end of the program? Does Win7 retain the setting across batchfiles?


          By the way, a number of lines have wrapped in the Yahoo post, and people will have big problems determining where commands wrapped to the next line. You can see the wraps in the quoted "> " part below.


          Eb

          Typos in this text are NOT caused by my fat fingers, nor by my dislexia. They are caused by a kink in the fiber optics to my PC.


          --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, "df03438" <amanda_glickman@...> wrote:
          >
          > ... I create the following BAT file
          > to work in Windows 7:
          >
          > Create a ReplaceNotepad.BAT file with these content:
          >
          > rem START BATCH COMMANDS
          > rem PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT USER ACCOUNT CONTROL (UAC) IS TURNED OFF AND
          > PC HAS BEEN REBOOTED FIRST!
          > rem If you are using VISTA/WIN7 x32 version, then edit this file first
          > by adding "rem " in front of every line that contains the phrase
          > "syswow64?. Then run the script again.
          > @echo on
          > PAUSE
          >
          > REM Create Notetab's Stub INI file
          > echo [Application]>%temp%\notepad.ini
          > echo ExeName="C:\Program Files\NoteTab
          > Light\NoteTab.exe">>%temp%\notepad.ini
          >
          > REM *** 64bit
          > REM takeown /f c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe
          > REM cacls c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F
          > REM copy c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe
          > c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe.backup
          > REM copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notetab.stb"
          > c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.exe /y
          > REM Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\syswow64\notepad.ini
          >
          > takeown /f c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
          > cacls c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F
          >
          > takeown /f c:\windows\notepad.exe
          > cacls c:\windows\notepad.exe /G Administrators:F
          >
          > copy c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
          > c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe.backup
          > copy c:\windows\notepad.exe c:\windows\notepad.exe.backup
          >
          > copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notepad.stb"
          > c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe /y
          > copy "C:\Program Files\Notetab Light\notepad.stb" c:\windows\notepad.exe
          > /y
          >
          > Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\system32\notepad.ini /y
          > Copy "%temp%\Notepad.ini" c:\windows\notepad.ini /y
          > @echo on
          > rem END BATCH COMMANDS
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