Issue with Text Files

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Oberon Prime
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Issue with Text Files

Post by Oberon Prime »

<Moderator's note: Please don't start new topics in this forum (New/Open), there is already a new version 1.80.1 / moved to Requests & Suggestions forum>

Hello All,

First of all I'm using 1.80 RC6.

Now the issue I'm having is that when I double click a text file in the browser it views it internally instead of launching the system associated application. I very much prefer my default text editor over the internal viewer. Their are options to force XnView to use the default media players for various audio and video formats, but I cannot find any such option for text files. Could somebody tell me either how to change this, or if this is how it works?

Regards,
Oberon Prime
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Post by ckit »

When I try and open a text file with XnView 1.80.1 all I get is a "Format of the file <filename> could not be determined." error message. I also tried with the "Use all formats" option as well, no go.

Workaround:
Assign your favourite text editor to the "Open With" menu and use that for now.
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Post by Dreamer »

ckit wrote:When I try and open a text file with XnView 1.80.1 all I get is a "Format of the file <filename> could not be determined." error message. I also tried with the "Use all formats" option as well, no go.
Same here (v1.80.1) with Enter, no reaction with double click on txt file.

You could read (and support) this request - Open all non image files in associated program.

Oberon Prime, please download a new version of XnView - www.xnview.com.