MSIE View Source Doesn't Use NoteTab
- To All,
I just upgraded to MS Internet Explorer version 8 on a system using WinXP Pro
SP3 and NoteTab v5.7b. While doing web maintenance on my website on a mirror
of it stored on my local PC, MSIE v8 insists on using its own editor. When I
right-click on any of my web pages and click "View source", the HTML text is
displayed in the browser's editor.
I used the browser's Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab to change the
browser's HTML editor to notepad, but the browser still uses its own editor
for showing the HTML text.
NoteTab has been configured all along to replace notepad, and if I navigate to
any of my web pages then right click and press "Open with" and select notepad,
the HTML text does open properly in NoteTab.
Please tell me how to cause the new version of Internet Explorer to act like
all previous versions when I click "view source".
- Ray Shapp wrote:
>I used the browser's Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab to change theThat doesn't change the program used for View Source. It changes the
>browser's HTML editor to notepad, but the browser still uses its own editor
>for showing the HTML text.
editor used when you click the Edit button. I don't know about IE8,
but in IE6 and earlier Edit is on the button bar (or what's it
called, the one with the Refresh button) and you may have to
configure it to show that button).
For changing View Source editor, try this. I don't know if it works
with IE8, but it's a tiny freebie, so worth a try.
BTW didn't Notetab have a clip or something to make IE use it for
View Source? I've always been fine with Notepad for that, so I don't remeber.
- Hi Lotta,
<<For changing View Source editor, try this. I don't know if it works with
IE8, but it's a tiny freebie, so worth a try.
Great tip! Many thinks for this. The little utility does exactly what I asked
for. Run it once and the MSIE browser will always show HTML source in the
editor of my choice. Naturally, that would be NoteTab.