Change Notepad defaults to Metapad


L

Lady Dungeness

Some time ago I asked about a Unicode-enabled Notepad; I got a couple of
workarounds. Recently I found Metapad, which can be Unicode by default. I
like it. I'd like to invoke it when I right-click ... just like I've been
invoking Notepad.

I'm using XP Home SP2 updated. If I rename NOTEPAD.EXE to METAPAD.EXE, will
that work without breaking anything?

What if I go into the registry and change every reference to NOTEPAD to
METAPAD. Again, would that break anything?

Maybe there's a way to add a right-click context menu for when I'm on the
desktop or inside a folder, so that I can bring up Metapad that way.

I'd be really happy if there's a way for me to get Metapad by default.
Thanks!
 
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L

Lady Dungeness

Kelly,
That worked on one computer but not the other. Plus, I want METAPAD
instead of Notepad to come up when I right-click, for all context
menus.

1. How do I add whatever registry values are needed so that Folder
Options will allow *.TXT to be changed from Notepad to METAPAD.

2. How do I ensure that all current Notepad right-click entries
change to METAPAD.

Thank you so much!

Lady D



|Hi,
|
|Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types/TXT - Change
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|All the Best,
|Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)
|
|Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
|http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
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||> Some time ago I asked about a Unicode-enabled Notepad; I got a couple of
|> workarounds. Recently I found Metapad, which can be Unicode by default.
|> I
|> like it. I'd like to invoke it when I right-click ... just like I've been
|> invoking Notepad.
|>
|> I'm using XP Home SP2 updated. If I rename NOTEPAD.EXE to METAPAD.EXE,
|> will
|> that work without breaking anything?
|>
|> What if I go into the registry and change every reference to NOTEPAD to
|> METAPAD. Again, would that break anything?
|>
|> Maybe there's a way to add a right-click context menu for when I'm on the
|> desktop or inside a folder, so that I can bring up Metapad that way.
|>
|> I'd be really happy if there's a way for me to get Metapad by default.
|> Thanks!
|>
|> --
|> Lady Dungeness
|> Crabby, but Great Legs!
|>
|>
|

Lady Dungeness
Crabby, but Great Legs!
 

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