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01-04-2002, 05:00 PM
Can someone please tell me how to change default picture viewers. Everytime i open a picture Abode tries to open it! How do you make a certain programe the default viewer or player, etc.

01-04-2002, 05:27 PM
Hi c r,

Goto Start>Settings>Control Panel>Folder Options>File types tab.

Find the afile extension you want to associate with a specific program, and click the 'change' button in the panel below. Select the program you want to open that knd of file, and click OK.

Alternatively, sometimes you can right-click the file, select Open with...>Choose Program...

Select the program forom the list, and tick Always use the selected program to open this kind of file, then click OK.


01-04-2002, 08:18 PM
In Windows Explorer find a picture file to use as an example. Hold down Shift and right-click on the file, then choose Open With.

In the dialogue box that opens choose the program you want to use and put a tick in the box 'Always use this program'. Click on OK and you're done.

01-04-2002, 09:45 PM

what does holding shift do? I tried it, with no difference to not holding shift.

Please explain.