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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 1:52:01 AM

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I am on xp sp1.

So when I right click, I get something like this:
Play
Open
Open
etc. . .
The first open works as it should.

The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a registry
at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed, and
then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
"rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"

The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open With"
window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended Programs"
and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open with"
a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.

I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.

Thanks

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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 2:24:35 PM

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ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in this
case.

For which filetype this problem is seen?

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
>I am on xp sp1.
>
> So when I right click, I get something like this:
> Play
> Open
> Open
> etc. . .
> The first open works as it should.
>
> The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
> registry
> at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
> and
> then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
> "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
>
> The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
> With"
> window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
> Programs"
> and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
> with"
> a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
>
> I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
> menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
>
> Thanks
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 2:24:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in this
> case.
>
> For which filetype this problem is seen?
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
> >I am on xp sp1.
> >
> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
> > Play
> > Open
> > Open
> > etc. . .
> > The first open works as it should.
> >
> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
> > registry
> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
> > and
> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
> >
> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
> > With"
> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
> > Programs"
> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
> > with"
> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
> >
> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 3:23:54 PM

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The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
the openas from here:

HKCR\*\openas

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
> All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
> shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
>> this
>> case.
>>
>> For which filetype this problem is seen?
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
>> >I am on xp sp1.
>> >
>> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
>> > Play
>> > Open
>> > Open
>> > etc. . .
>> > The first open works as it should.
>> >
>> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
>> > registry
>> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
>> > and
>> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
>> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
>> >
>> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
>> > With"
>> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
>> > Programs"
>> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
>> > with"
>> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
>> >
>> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
>> > shell
>> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 3:23:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe open.
How can I add the "open with"

Thanks for the help by the way.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
> the openas from here:
>
> HKCR\*\openas
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
> >> this
> >> case.
> >>
> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am on xp sp1.
> >> >
> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
> >> > Play
> >> > Open
> >> > Open
> >> > etc. . .
> >> > The first open works as it should.
> >> >
> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
> >> > registry
> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
> >> > and
> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
> >> >
> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
> >> > With"
> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
> >> > Programs"
> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
> >> > with"
> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
> >> >
> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
> >> > shell
> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >>
>
>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 1:14:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

HKCR\*\openas
Set the (default) to "Open with.."

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
> Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
> open.
> How can I add the "open with"
>
> Thanks for the help by the way.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
>> the openas from here:
>>
>> HKCR\*\openas
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
>> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
>> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
>> >
>> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
>> >> this
>> >> case.
>> >>
>> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I am on xp sp1.
>> >> >
>> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
>> >> > Play
>> >> > Open
>> >> > Open
>> >> > etc. . .
>> >> > The first open works as it should.
>> >> >
>> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
>> >> > registry
>> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
>> >> > existed,
>> >> > and
>> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set
>> >> > to
>> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
>> >> >
>> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
>> >> > "Open
>> >> > With"
>> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
>> >> > Programs"
>> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
>> >> > "open
>> >> > with"
>> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
>> >> >
>> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
>> >> > shell
>> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 1:14:48 AM

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That did not do anything, unless I did it incorectly. What I did was that I
created the directory so it is as you wrote "HKCR\*\openas" and now "openas"
is highlighted in the left hand side. I then went over to the right hand
side (while openas was highlighted in the left side) and modifed the default
key to have data of "Open with..", did I miss something?

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> HKCR\*\openas
> Set the (default) to "Open with.."
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
> > Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
> > open.
> > How can I add the "open with"
> >
> > Thanks for the help by the way.
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
> >> the openas from here:
> >>
> >> HKCR\*\openas
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
> >> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
> >> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
> >> >
> >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
> >> >> this
> >> >> case.
> >> >>
> >> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I am on xp sp1.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
> >> >> > Play
> >> >> > Open
> >> >> > Open
> >> >> > etc. . .
> >> >> > The first open works as it should.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
> >> >> > registry
> >> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
> >> >> > existed,
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
> >> >> > "Open
> >> >> > With"
> >> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
> >> >> > Programs"
> >> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
> >> >> > "open
> >> >> > with"
> >> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
> >> >> > shell
> >> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Thanks
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 12:14:14 PM

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Works fine here. (The 2nd "Open" verb now reads as "Open with..." when I
right-click a file)

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C6DB60E9-C358-4279-9C14-1914BD1DAF66@microsoft.com...
> That did not do anything, unless I did it incorectly. What I did was that
> I
> created the directory so it is as you wrote "HKCR\*\openas" and now
> "openas"
> is highlighted in the left hand side. I then went over to the right hand
> side (while openas was highlighted in the left side) and modifed the
> default
> key to have data of "Open with..", did I miss something?
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> HKCR\*\openas
>> Set the (default) to "Open with.."
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
>> > Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
>> > open.
>> > How can I add the "open with"
>> >
>> > Thanks for the help by the way.
>> >
>> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try
>> >> removing
>> >> the openas from here:
>> >>
>> >> HKCR\*\openas
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
>> >> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc,
>> >> > .xls,
>> >> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
>> >> >
>> >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help
>> >> >> in
>> >> >> this
>> >> >> case.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >I am on xp sp1.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
>> >> >> > Play
>> >> >> > Open
>> >> >> > Open
>> >> >> > etc. . .
>> >> >> > The first open works as it should.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding
>> >> >> > a
>> >> >> > registry
>> >> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
>> >> >> > existed,
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have
>> >> >> > set
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
>> >> >> > "Open
>> >> >> > With"
>> >> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the
>> >> >> > "Recommended
>> >> >> > Programs"
>> >> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
>> >> >> > "open
>> >> >> > with"
>> >> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > shell
>> >> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Thanks
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
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