default editor for txt files

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mehl
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default editor for txt files

Post by mehl » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:01 am

Hello --
The recent update wiped out my preference of Textpad for .txt files (it is my Win 10 "default app by file type")
Can someone remind me how to set my preference again?

Thanks for any help,

Stephen Mehl

tuska
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Re: default editor for txt files

Post by tuska » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:48 am

Hello,

press Windows key + i -> Apps -> Select default apps by file type -> press the '+' Select standard key ...
(translated from german language)

NotNull
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Re: default editor for txt files

Post by NotNull » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:04 pm

... and if that didn't help: you might be running Everything as administrator instead of running as a regular user (the default program is a per-user setting)

In that case:
- Enable Everything Service
- Disable Run as administrator

Both settings can e found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

mehl
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Re: default editor for txt files

Post by mehl » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:58 pm

tuska and NotNull --

Thank you.
.txt files were already set to open with TextPad.

I enabled Everything Service and Disabled Run as administrator.

It now works the way I want.

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