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deepbluefantasy
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Preview markdown file

Post by deepbluefantasy » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:16 pm

I find everything cannot preview markdown file. I really hope someday it can be previewed since I write my notes with markdown. If it is hard to show the effect of markdown, I think just show the text is also OK~

ovg
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Re: Preview markdown file

Post by ovg » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:02 pm

Everything isn't a preview handler. Everything use a preview handlers installed in your system. Does Explorer preview your md files?

NotNull
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Re: Preview markdown file

Post by NotNull » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:57 pm

ovg wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Does Explorer preview your md files?
If it doesn't: Windows PowerToys (for Win10, btw) comes with a preview handler for markdown files.
You don't need to install the entire PowerToys; you can select what to install during setup.

If you are OK with showing the same content as Notepad would show: that can be done by adding a simple registry key.

deepbluefantasy
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Re: Preview markdown file

Post by deepbluefantasy » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:20 am

I am not a English native speaker. Would you mind tell me how to add a simple registry key?

void
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Re: Preview markdown file

Post by void » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:36 am

To set Everything and Explorer to preview markdown files as plain text:
  • From the Start menu, click Run.
  • Type in the following and press ENTER:
    regedit
  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  • Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click New -> Key.
  • Change the new key name to: .md
  • On the right side, right click and click New String Value.
  • Set the value name to: PerceivedType
  • Set the value data to: text
  • Everything and Windows Explorer should now preview .md files as plain/text.

horst.epp
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Re: Preview markdown file

Post by horst.epp » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 am

The new PowerToys from Microsoft contains an SVG and Markdown preview.
Works fine in Everything.

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