How to add to default list...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hannibal Lecter, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    When I go to "control panel", there to the "default program" and then "to set default program" a list comes up on the left side.

    How can I add an already installed program to that list?

    Thanks, HL
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Do you mean you can not use as easy program as Default Programs Editor?

    And you reckon OpenOffice is not good enough for you to do that? You are not coming across as extreme power user, I would expect that it should be way MORE than enough...

    What kind of silly statement is it?
    Every version of Office I tried - XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 works fine on Win 7, no magic needed!
     
  3. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Assuming you are in win 7 (even XP has this), have you tried this:
    Right click on any file, open with.... If the program is already there, click and tick to make it as default. Otherwise browse to c: and click/select its icon.
     
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  4. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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  5. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you, that is what I am doing, I am asking because I want to avoid that all the time.....
    Also, I have changed most file types manually to Word already.
    To me it is always a surprise to find something like that happening. If I install Word on a new computer, why should I not expect that it automatically turns up in the list of programs?