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Re: gVim under Win32 and the registry

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... This sounds like a good thing to add. I suppose this can be done in src/dosinst.c. -- FIRST SOLDIER: So they wouldn t be able to bring a coconut back
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 7, 2003
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      Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:

      > this short note describes a couple of extra registry changes
      > that can improve integration of gVim and Windows under Win32
      > systems. The following registry file:
      >
      > === gvim_def.reg ===
      > REGEDIT4
      >
      > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\gvim.exe]
      >
      > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\gvim.exe\shell]
      >
      > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\gvim.exe\shell\edit]
      >
      > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\gvim.exe\shell\edit\command]
      > @="c:\\vim\\vim62\\gvim.exe \"%1\""
      >
      > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm\OpenWithList\gvim.exe]
      >
      > ===
      >
      > makes two changes.
      >
      > First, it adds gvim.exe to the list of "known apps": this means
      > that "Vi Improved - A Text Editor" will appear in the "Open
      > With ..." list.
      >
      > Second, it adds the above mentioned "known app" to the list of
      > HTML editors: the user will now be able to select "Vi Improved
      > - A Text Editor" from the list of HTML editors for Internet
      > Explorer. [Properties -> Programs dialog (the one where one
      > has the option to choose the default HTML Editor, mail client,
      > news client, etc)]
      >
      > The only downside of this registry change is that the changes
      > will work for sure only if the user has Windows 98 or up (it
      > might work under Windows 95 with IE 4.01 installed, but I'm not
      > sure about it and cannot test). Feel free to consider it for
      > integration in the Win32 distribution of ViM.

      This sounds like a good thing to add. I suppose this can be done in
      src/dosinst.c.

      --
      FIRST SOLDIER: So they wouldn't be able to bring a coconut back anyway.
      SECOND SOLDIER: Wait a minute! Suppose two swallows carried it together?
      FIRST SOLDIER: No, they'd have to have it on a line.
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