Windows 10: Add option to context menu to open file type

Discus and support Add option to context menu to open file type in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; By default, Windows will open a MIDI file with Windows Media Player on double-click. This is fine. However, I'd like to add the option to open MIDI... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gntsketches, May 30, 2019.

  1. Add option to context menu to open file type


    By default, Windows will open a MIDI file with Windows Media Player on double-click. This is fine. However, I'd like to add the option to open MIDI files to the context menu (right click).

    As it is, to open a MIDI file with MuseScore (my current preferred software), I have to do: Right click > Open With > Choose Another App > More apps > (scroll to find MuseScore) > OK.

    This is too many steps. How can I get the context menu to offer MuseScore as an option in it's menu - or at least as an option in "Open With"?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    gntsketches, May 30, 2019
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  2. Custom context menu entries

    So, just throwing this out there, in case somone knows.

    I have added a custom context menu entry for the program rightload, since by default the menu is broken in vistax64.

    It works pefect with single files, but when I select mutiple files and try to open, I get mutiple instances of the program (which makes sense), here is my entry:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Rightload\Rightload.exe --server=1 --autostart %1

    So the %1 passes the filename to the program, and when I select multiple files it is just opening multiple instances of rightload each with a different file.

    What I'd like to do is be able to pass a list of the files selected to the program. Since I know it is capable of uploading multiple files from the context menu, all in one instance.

    So, is there something I can pass besides %1 that will do this? I have looked around and can't seem to find an answer anywhere... *Frown Add option to context menu to open file type :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, May 30, 2019
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  3. How to fix 'Open with' on file context menu.


    Only if things are working correctly. Here's a few things I notice:

    1. When I go into 'Default Programs' and change .txt files to use another program I do get a list of other programs that I can use to open the .txt file. This list is what should appear on the 'Open with' context menu in File Manager.

    2. The extensions with the 'Open with' problem also don't have 'Open' on the context menu. It should be the first entry on the list. I can still click on the file and it will open with he default program.

    Got to be something in the Registry. I thought I would find under .txt in the Registry an Openwith List with wordpad and notepad. But there isn't any even on my VM Windows where 'Open with' works fine.
     
    streetwolf, May 30, 2019
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  4. Add option to context menu to open file type

    Issue with opening properties in context menu

    Ignoring the fact that my "issue" was bloody self-explanatory.

    1. I am not able to open ANY properties for ANY particular file or folder. Give me a step by step fix, please.

    2. No, I did NOT get any error messages. Yet, my properties cannot be opened in context menu. Give me a step by step fix, please.

    3. No, I did NOT make any recent changes before the issue started.
    Give me a step by step fix, please.

    My properties cannot be opened in context menu. Give me a step by step fix, please.
     
    Just give me the location please., May 30, 2019
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