This is truly puzzling. I read the article you quoted (btw: I think it
probably only applies to Netscape)
When I went back to InternetTools - Programs - HTML Editor both the editors
I was trying to make available were there - I hadn't done ANYTHING. Maybe a
reboot had fixed it - I don't know.
When I went back with REGEDIT to check the OpenWithList: the extra stuff I
but in per your suggestions was missing with just a key named after the
program (HTML-Kit.exe and windword.exe respectively). When I went down to
the HKCR-Applications key two new keys had been created - you guessed it -
the content of the keys that had "automagically" changed up in
.htm-openwithlist had been moved there.
I can only conclude there is a benevolent genie at work someplace in my
Just for completeness I'll post the extracted keys below - the contents of
what I had in OpenWithList previous to this mystical intervention are in the
message you were responding to. (BTW: when I tried to use WORD/97 (ie
winword.exe) it crashed, but I didn't really want to use it anyway. The five
editors I did want to be able to use (including NoteTab via a link to
Notepad) all work perfectly.
(I do notice that STUFFIT also has a key appearing in HKCR-Applications (I
'd installed it just before I read your e-mail Lotta; I don't know if maybe
its installer did the magic - or its just a red herring - WHO CARES - its
working right now ;---))
Regards ... Alec
======>New contents of HKCR-.htm-OpenWithList===
======>New contents of HKCR-Applications =========
"FriendlyCache"="Dummy Notepad program"
"FriendlyCache"="Microsoft FrontPage Editor"
"FriendlyCache"="Windows Media Player"
@="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe /Open \"%L\""
@="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe /Play \"%L\""
@="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe,-120"
"FriendlyCache"="Microsoft Word for Windows® 97"
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office\\winword.exe\" %1"
@="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\A_EDITORS\\ARACHNOPHILIA\\ARACH.EXE %1"
"FriendlyCache"="CoffeeCup HTML Editor"
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\a_Editors\\Chami\\HTML-Kit\\Bin\\HTMLKit.exe\" %1"
"FriendlyCache"="Aladdin Stuffit Express (1.0.0d7)"
@="&Open with Stuffit Express"
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Aladdin Systems\\StuffIt 7.0\\Stuffit
Express\\Stuffit Express.exe\" \"%1\\"
======= end of Registry extracts ==================
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lotta" <loro@...>
Sent: 09 October, 2001 22:51
Subject: Re: [NTO] was ( [NTB] RE: Notetab as IE Editor)
> Hello Alec,
> >I think I followed your directions - but the two I added following them
> >(HTML-kit and Winword) do NOT appear on the Internet Options | Programs |
> >HTML Editor.
> >I'm pasting the Regedit 4 export of the entire .HTM key below after
> >the changes I "think" you were suggesting. Maybe you can spot something
> >obvious? (I'm using IE5.50SP2 if its relevant)
> I don't know. You could try to play around with the quotes but I don't
> think that matters. For me anything goes.
> I tried to search the web but all articles I found say what you already
> have tried. Then I found a page in Microsoft's knowledge base when I was
> looking for something else. It concerns problems adding Netscape as
> The string has an additional "-edit".
> C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\Netscape.exe -edit %1
> Worth a try? The article is here:
> Hope it works this time!
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