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Hi, this borders on the 'really stupid question' of the day, but does anyone know how I can add "open with Monarch" as an option on a file that is right-clicked on under Windows XP? Tried the archives, but didn't see anything. I assume it's a registry edit of some type. I'm running version 6 still.
thanks for any help - Todd /b[/quote]
Here's an alternative approach for you. I like to add Monarch [url="http://windows.about.com/library/tips/bltip088.htm"]to the "Send To" menu[/url], so that you're not limited by the file extension (if any).
I also put a shortcut to Wordpad in there. Comes in quite handy.
Sandy's method is exceptionally easy. If you want to add it to the immediate right-click (context) menu, try this (it worked for me):
Using regedit (CAREFUL!) navigate to:
Expand the * key and see if a Shell key exists. If it does not exist, you'll have to create a new Shell first. Just right click the * key and choose New>Key and name it Shell.
Right click the Shell key and choose New>Key and name the key Monarch or whatever else you'd prefer (whatever the key is named is what will appear in the right-click menu). Now right click the new key you made and create another key named Command. Then, in the right hand pane, double click "Default" and enter C:Program FilesMonarchProgramMonarch.exe %1[/b] (or whatever path you use for Monarch) as the value. %1 tells Monarch what file to open. If the filename has a space in it, this may not work correctly.
Exit the registry, refresh, and right click any folder. Monarch should now be on the context menu.
This makes it even easier!
Copy the following into a text file and rename the extension to .reg:
@="C:Program FilesMonarchProgramMonarch.exe %1"[/font][/quote]Right click on the file and select Merge.
NOTE: Be sure to correct the path to your version of Monarch!
Now you have a file that you can use on several computers without having to open regedit each time.