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Tip: TextPad for View Source in WinXP

 
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jmmp



Joined: 28 Apr 2003
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Location: Aberdeen,Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:09 am    Post subject: Tip: TextPad for View Source in WinXP Reply with quote

The normal AddOn to make Internet Explorer open source in TextPad rather than notepad.exe no longer works in Windows XP. The way to get XP/IE "View Source" to open Textpad is:

Download and install TweekUI from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

From there you can specify, amongst other things, that Internet Explorer uses Textpad for Source Viewing.

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xhenxhe



Joined: 21 May 2003
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 7:35 pm    Post subject: Or edit the registry... Reply with quote

It's funny I stumbled across this because I just changed IE this morning to do just that, but I found instructions for editing the registry at http://www2.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/people/Alexei_Tarkhov/windows/details.html

Arrow (requires I.E. 5.0 or later, you have to have WRITE access to registry on
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer key)
Click on Start, select Run..., enter regedit, and press Enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.

If a View Source Editor key (item with folder icon next to it) does not exist, right click on the Internet Explorer key and select Key from the New menu to create one. Its name must be exactly View Source Editor.

Again using the Key on the New menu of the right click menu, create an Editor Name key inside the View Source Editor key if one does not exist.

When you finish, the fully qualified path to where you are currently in the registry (displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the screen) should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name

In the right hand pane double click on the listing for (default). Dialog should pop-up prompting to edit value. In the resulting string box enter a fully qualified path to a program file in the form of x:\directory\filename.ext surrounded by double quotes, i.e. "D:\Programs\some_editor.exe" and then click the OK button.

Internet Explorer must be restarted in order to changes will be taken into account.
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OnlyTextPad



Joined: 20 May 2006
Posts: 41
Location: Helsinki

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Use Opera Reply with quote

The fastest browser on the planet could use TextPad by just Alt + F3

Alt + P , Advanced , Programs , Choose Application for viewing source , Edit , select Open with other application and put C:\Program Files\TextPad 4\TextPad.exe or whatever installation path you have used
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Paul in NJ



Joined: 08 May 2007
Posts: 11
Location: NJ

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Use Opera Reply with quote

OnlyTextPad wrote:
The fastest browser on the planet could use TextPad by just Alt + F3

Now, now, be kind to the unenlightened. Twisted Evil
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