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I wrote a small "reg" file to add Paint.NET to the list of "Default applications". I don't know the correct English name, I'm sorry for it, so let me show you, what I mean:

You can simply download and run the attached "reg" file.

Please tell me what you think about it? Maybe it's something for the installer?

PS: The description is "Paint.NET" right now. It can be changed later...

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PaintDotNet.reg.txt

Best regards,
Lars Knickrehm

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English only. If you want to speak in German, use a PM.

 

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Last week I was actually looking at the documentation in the Windows SDK for how to do this ... which, if you've ever seen it, is confusing to say the least. Should be easy to integrate this into the next release, although the "application description" will be simple or absent because I won't have anyone to localize it. For later releases it should be relatively easy to add any filetype plugins into that list, although will require an extra dialog box somewhere (which needs to be localized, hence can't do it for 3.5.x).

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I am pretty sure I need this file for my Vista PC. I just don't know what to do.

I downloaded the .txt and read it, but how do I use it? I am not familiar with registry edits.

Pat :?

You don't "need" it. It's not required for anything.

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Rick - I may be having problems explaining myself.

I have used, donated and recommended Paint.net for several years. I love the program but have experienced a new problem.

When I attempt to associate Paint.net to my jpg, etc., photos, it does not give me the option to associate paint.net at all. It always has before, and I don't know why this has changed. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Paint.net several times. I never had this problem before. I did try the reg file and it had no affect.

If I ask to 'browse' to select Paint.net, that does not work either. I simply cannot associate jpg, et al to paint.net. I am attempting to make it my default program. Even if I want to associate just a single file, that also does not work. Any suggestions?

This pc is an HP laptop with Vista 32. I have spent in excess of 3 hours with the 'support' at HP to get it to work to no avail.

Thanks for any input and Best wishes to you and yours, Pat

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