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unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by izumitelj » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:07 pm

I am unable to remove/deselect any file associations from the list.
(Settings > Integration > Run the File association tool)
I'm experiencing this on XnView MP v.064 / Windows 7 x64

Idea/fix/workaround, anyone.
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by carolinne » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:29 pm

I have that problem with XnView Extended 2.1.3 on Windows 8.1
Clicking on the list with the file associations to select or deselect them, is like clicking on a picture. Nothing happens.

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by xnview » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:41 am

The windows 7 file association panel?
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by m.Th. » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:20 am

xnview wrote:The windows 7 file association panel?
yes
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by izumitelj » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:41 pm

Set Program Associations window
http://tinypic.com/r/2nb9jwi/5

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by xnview » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:11 am

izumitelj wrote:Set Program Associations window
http://tinypic.com/r/2nb9jwi/5
you can't uncheck extension???
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by izumitelj » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:54 pm

nope! :—(

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by xnview » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:53 pm

izumitelj wrote:nope! :—(
It seems that Windows 7/8 doesn't allow the user to change extension :( i don't understand why....
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by XnTriq » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 pm

xnview wrote:It seems that Windows 7/8 doesn't allow the user to change extension :( i don't understand why....
Please take a look at “How to change default mode to open to view, not browser”, Pierre.

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by xnview » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:01 am

XnTriq wrote:
xnview wrote:It seems that Windows 7/8 doesn't allow the user to change extension :( i don't understand why....
Please take a look at “How to change default mode to open to view, not browser”, Pierre.
you need to add a hash key???
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by XnTriq » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:45 pm

xnview wrote:you need to add a hash key???
Welcome to the brave new world of Windows 8 :twisted:

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by xnview » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:18 pm

XnTriq wrote:
xnview wrote:you need to add a hash key???
Welcome to the brave new world of Windows 8 :twisted:
If you add a hash key, you are able to unselect extension??
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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

Post by XnTriq » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:45 am

xnview wrote:If you add a hash key, you are able to unselect extension??
I don't have any hands-on experience with Windows 8, but it is my understanding that the hash key can only be added by the system, and that there's no way to associate file types during the installation of XnView or from within XnView's options (“System integration”) any more :|
MSDN (Windows Desktop Development » [url=http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848047.aspx]File type and URI associations model[/url]) wrote:The file type and URI association model has changed in Windows 8. Apps are no longer able to programmatically set themselves as the default handler for a file type or URI. Instead, now the user always controls what the default handler is for a file type or URI scheme.
Microsoft ([url=http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/A/43A474F2-5038-47BD-A4D3-ECD5EFE80192/Best%20practices%20for%20file%20type%20and%20protocol%20associations%20in%20Windows%208%20desktop%20apps.docx]Best Practices for File Type and URI Associations in Windows Developer Preview Desktop Apps[/url]) wrote:There are three ways your application can be surfaced once it registers. Choose the option that is most appropriate for your application.
  1. Default contention
    • Description: Applications that contend for defaults will be proactively promoted to the user automatically by Windows.
    • Recommended for: Apps that wish to be the considered for selection as the default handler for a file type.
    • How to do this: Register your ProgID under
      • \SOFTWARE\Classes\[FileType]\OpenWithProgIDs
  2. ‘OpenWith’ list
    • Description: Applications that are added to the OpenWith list (but don’t contend to be a default handler) appear on the OpenWith list, but are not proactively promoted to the user.
    • Recommended for: Apps that are used as occasional viewers or editors of a file type, but not necessarily appropriate as the default.
    • How to do this: Register your ProgID under
      • \SOFTWARE\Classes\[FileType]\OpenWithList
  3. ‘See all’ list
    • Description: Applications that register to be included in the ‘see all’ portion of the OpenWith list are available to be chosen for any file type.
    • Recommended for: Generally not recommended, except for apps that are universal viewers for all file types.
    • How to do this: Register your application under \SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications, and be sure to not add a ‘NoOpenWith’ key.

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Re: unable to remove/deselect file associations

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