Thursday, June 14, 2012

Open with Notepad" by right clicking on any file

Alright,
Any of you that do websites and like to open .html and similar files in notepad to edit scrpits, this is THE coolest windows registry edit ever

Open regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\Shell
add the key "notepad" 

It's default value should be "Open with Notepad"
now, under "notepad", add the key "Command" 
It's default value should be (with the quotes) "C:\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe" "%1"

Ok, exit regedit and go right click on ANY file...
your new option: Open with Notepad

Okay okay, I know maybe not everyone cares...but this was fun for me because I love tweaking my computer AND it makes some web design stuff easier for me :D