there's another key that sets the path for 'NOTEPAD.EXE' - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\NOTEPAD.EXE I *think* without changing this to point to metapad, you won't get metapad replacements. But you may have already done this. Or I may be way off the track. :-) HTH Karen > -----Original Message----- > From: Frank [SMTP:framar at interlog.com] > Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 10:13 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] Killing Note Pad! > > >> Can someone tell me how to use any other text editor > >> than Notepad to view source? I've changed it in > >> explorer's tools menu, and in the folder options. The > >> #^&$ piece of junk keep blighting my life. > > > Open RegEdit and look for "NOTEPAD.EXE %1". Change to > > your favorite editor (leave the %1 in there). > > I replaced every instance with METAPAD.EXE (keeping ' %1') and though > everything else has changed, explorer still uses notepad. So I > trashed it, thinking that explorer would be smart enough to ask me > for a replacement. It has instead decided to barf up some error > messages regarding it's unavailability. > > Now is it me, or is it MS commitment to using notepad exclusively? > Did I miss something? > -- > > Frank Marion Loofah Communications > frank at loofahcom.com http://www.loofahcom.com > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !