[thelist] Killing Note Pad!

Karen Bowen KarenB at FrontierSoftware.com.au
Fri Feb 2 06:57:37 CST 2001

there's another key that sets the path for '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.  :-)


> -----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
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