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    ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    And Now:

    Don't know why, but the "New" for "html types" is gone from my context menu.

    Here's the text from the exported key of the "html" extension:

    *****
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.html]
    "PerceivedType"="text"
    @="FirefoxHTML"
    "Content Type"="text/html"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.htmlPersistentHandler]
    @="{eec97550-47a9-11cf-b952-00aa0051fe20}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.htmlShellNew]

    ****
    The Firefox part Firefox put in through install....

    How can I fix this to give me "html's" on the context menu?

    CB

    Addendum:

    There seems to be a problem with 32-bit (long) filenames. I went back and (manually) set the file path, using the short name. and now it sees it...

    Oh well...


    Using the TweakUI for XP, I wanted to add the "html" extension to the templates.

    So I created a blank document, saved it to my desktop, started TwekUI, went to the Templates Section and went through the "New" procedure.

    It shows the html type then, but not after I log off or restart.

    What am I doing wrong this time?

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    Have you tried working through File Types in Control Panel|Folder Options? HTH
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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    unkamunka:

    The html file type is there, and has been.

    But, if I right-click on my desktop, and select "New", the HTML type's not a choice. And I wanted to add it.

    I didn't see in the Folder Types where I could do that.

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    As you may know, an HTML file is fundamentally a TXT file with large amounts of mark-up language in it. The mark-up language is something that you put there yourself. May I suggest a very simple workaround - which is is to use the new Text Document option? Your cursor will automatically highlight the name of the new document - so you can change it to something meaningful. At that time, you can change the extension to HTM or HTML - as you see fit. This does have the additional overhead of your having to dismiss a warning message on your changing the extension.

    Having looked a bit further at some of the other "ShellNew" keys in the registry, I am beginning to wonder whether the "problem" you are reporting is in fact a "feature". It seems to me almost certain that a "right-clicked" blank HTML page would not contain any meaningful mark-up. Thus, in any evevnt, you would probably have to do a fair amount of "heavy lifting" to get the document to display properly in your browser anyway.

    HTH
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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    unkamunka:

    You're right. It is in fact mostly the case that since you'll have whatever html editor you use open to then deal with the doc, why worry?

    Except it bugs me, because probably 80% of the little I know about computers anyway I learned through trying to get from point A to B. And the more I looked at this, the less I understood why it doesn't work.

    ESPECIALLY since it is in fact a feature available on not only the XP's TweakUI, but on v1.33 as well, and has been for years.

    It SHOULD work, d--- it.

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    I have not seen any HTML editors that have added this feature, Seems they (the makers of editors) have felt is is NOT worthy of an item to be added to their software.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    Just as a matter of interest, what program do you want your new HTML page to open with?

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    The main thought that comes to mind is that this development is part of the IE integration with the desktop saga. Whether this means that <UL><LI>the facility no longer being available is related to the DoJ litigation or <LI>whether it is a "security" feature that narrows the scope for mischief should someone manage to take control of your desktop[/list]I do not know.

    Off the top of my head, I do not recollect this feature being available in Win2K or in NT4 - on which WinXP is based. I believe it was available in Win95 and Win98. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    HTH
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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    And what template are you going to use?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    unkamunka/Dave/Leif:

    I suppose that I am just a victim of the push by MS... remember the "documentt-oriented user interface? Well, I (woes me) bought into that a bit... I just usually put the document where I wanted it (whatever folder) and then, double-clecking would open it in whatever app I had set (Leif, probably my editor), thius saving it wold be a click away rather than a scaveneger hunt for location.

    It works with the other types... and I'm just not smart enough to figure how come it won't for the htm or html extension....

    Oh well...

    If anybody comes across anything, scream.

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    Re: ShellNew (XP-Pro Sp-2)

    unkamunka:

    I found it... Not sure how, but... I fell into it, and it worked, so I count my blessings...

    Seems the the HTM and HTML types are "associated" with some "larger" type, HTM (HTML) Document. If you delete the extension, AND the file type, and THEN rebuild, first the HTM (HTML) type, and then using TweakUI to add to the "New" section, it works...

    It's still there, just more obtuse.

    Thanks to all...

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