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Change the order or remove programs open with list


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#1 bostonblackie

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:40 AM

Not really a problem, just something annoying that I hope someone can help me (and any others who might want to do the same thing).

When I open up images (photos or artwork) and want to modify, crop, etc, I usually use irfanview. I have it set up as my default choice to modify images. Recently I added a program called GonVisor to read digital comics and magazines and when I right click on an image and use the OPEN WITH option, GonVisor became the top choice on the list because Windows 7 has the list in alphabetical order and Irfanview is second.

To make matters worse, I have McAfee Security for my virus protection and firewall and that was working great until recently when they updated their virus protection and there was a compatibility problem with one of the recent windows 7 updates and I got knocked offline and the router didn't "recognize" my computer on our home network so I had to uninstall the McAfee Security Program and reinstall it and that solved the internet connection problem...but now I find firefox, my default operating system, is now first on the OPEN WITH list, then GonVisor and Irfanview is third! Also there are other programs on the OPEN WITH list when I want to modify images that don't really belong there....like Opera Operating system, Windows Live movie maker.

So my question is...is there a way to either change the order of the OPEN WITH list or remove programs that I will never use to modify images without going into the registry...and if I must go into the registy, what are the steps in order I need to do to fix this annoying problem? And yes I know I need to backup the registry before trying to make any changes....

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