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    "Open with..."

    Is there any way to remove a recommended program from the "Open with..." popup menu?
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    Jaded Network Admin nebulus200's Avatar
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    It would have helped if you mentioned exactly what OS and what browser or program, but generically speaking, you can remove file associations with your explorer, go to tools->options, file types, find what type of file you are concerned with, and either chose change or delete.

    Your options may vary and you may or may not have to do something along the same lines within your browser, but then again, that is why I asked about your OS/browser.

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    if you could remove it from the list the users would still have the option to choose 'other' and find the application anyway.
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    On the very same topic, how do you choose open with, when a preferred programm has already been chosen. I belive its and alt or ctrl function, but i forgot.

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    On the very same topic, how do you choose open with, when a preferred programm has already been chosen. I belive its and alt or ctrl function, but i forgot.
    Hold down the shift key while right clicking on the file and the open with option will be available. This works on Win 9X and 2K
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    It requires a little registry tweaking, but yes.

    the key is [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications]

    simply click on which application you want or don't want to show up and modify it to say

    Registry Settings
    System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications]
    Value Name: NoOpenWith
    Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

    Found here.

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