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    Open With

    I've noticed at various points that the "Open With" on the cpntext menu seems to disappear...

    It happened just now, so I poked around a bit...

    It is working on some shortcuts on my desktop, but not all (not on some, and not for any apparent reason or problem).

    What could be causing this?

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    Re: Open With

    It may well depend on what the shortcut is. For example, a shortcut to Outlook is not going to offer you any options. What are the properties of a shortcut that will not open?

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    Re: Open With

    Leif:

    I see what you mean... it seems to work for "document" shortcuts, but not for several prog shortcuts etc.

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    Re: Open With

    Leif:

    Coming back, I again find myself not totally understanding:

    When I had a txt document shortcut, I was pesented an "Open With" alternative on the context menu.

    I do NOT see the same on an internet shortcut. But I have a couple browsers, and would like to be able to choose.

    I know there are workarounds. But still, what IS happening with the "Open With"?

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    Re: Open With

    "it seems to work for "document" shortcuts, but not for several prog shortcuts etc."
    Right. Programs (*.exe files) obviously can't be opened (run) with anything else but themselves.
    As for the internet shorcuts, you have probably selected one of your browsers to be the "default" browser. In essence, you have already told the OS which program you want to use to open these web pages.
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    Re: Open With

    John:

    That makes good sense... but what if, for instance, my default browser is IE and I want to open a page with Firebird?

    I recall that with Win98, via TeakUI (and X-Setup), you could turn the "OpenWith" on or off at will... and if it was off, access it via shift-right click...

    Oh well... thanks for the info.

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    Re: Open With

    Hold the CTRL and right click - that will get you the Open With option in the menu.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Open With

    Hi Chuck.

    Check into this <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> utility OpenExpert, that should do exactly what you want. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Open With

    That's what the docrtor's there for...

    Thanks!

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    Re: Open With

    Glad I could help. <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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