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"Open with" and Microsoft Store Apps

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:30 pm
by dergilbwillspam
Hi all,

I want to open Paint.NET from the Microsoft Store with a shortcut within XnView MP to edit images. But since linking to the .exe doesn't work with these apps, I had to build a batch file as a workaround.*)

Now this has two (very minor, but still) downsides:
  1. The cmd window flashes up.
  2. There's no icon in the "Open with" list.
Is there a "nicer" way to do this?

*) It's:

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@start paintdotnet:%*

Re: "Open with" and Microsoft Store Apps

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
by xnview
not sure that you have an easiest way

Re: "Open with" and Microsoft Store Apps

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:22 am
by cday
dergilbwillspam wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:30 pm
I want to open Paint.NET from the Microsoft Store with a shortcut within XnView MP to edit images. But since linking to the .exe doesn't work with these apps, I had to build a batch file as a workaround.*)

Now this has two (very minor, but still) downsides:
  1. The cmd window flashes up.
  2. There's no icon in the "Open with" list.
Is there a "nicer" way to do this?

*) It's:

Code: Select all

@start paintdotnet:%*
xnview wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
not sure that you have an easiest way

Surely you could download the program directly from https://www.getpaint.net/ and configure the XnView shortcut the normal way?

Re: "Open with" and Microsoft Store Apps

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:50 pm
by dergilbwillspam
xnview wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
not sure that you have an easiest way
Ok. If I think of something, I'll post it here.

Re: "Open with" and Microsoft Store Apps

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:02 pm
by dergilbwillspam
cday wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:22 am
Surely you could download the program directly from https://www.getpaint.net/ and configure the XnView shortcut the normal way?
Surley I could, but that wasn't the question now, was it.