6 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2014 9:51 AM by Nick Osdale-Popa RSS

    right-click to open file with Monarch?

    todd _

      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

        • right-click to open file with Monarch?
          Gareth Horton

          Todd

           

          Try  [url="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306551"]this[/url]  Microsoft Knowledgebase Article

           

          Gareth

          Originally posted by todd:

          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]

          • right-click to open file with Monarch?
            todd _

            Gareth, thanks!  (Why in the world didn't I see this before?  argh...)

             

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            • right-click to open file with Monarch?
              Data Kruncher

              Guys,

              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.

               

              HTH,

              Sandy

              • right-click to open file with Monarch?
                Nick Osdale-Popa

                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:

                 

                HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*

                 

                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.

                • right-click to open file with Monarch?
                  Nick Osdale-Popa

                  Just did a test, and files with spaces in them pose no problem.  

                  • right-click to open file with Monarch?
                    Nick Osdale-Popa

                    This makes it even easier!

                     

                    Copy the following into a text file and rename the extension to .reg:

                    [font="courier"]REGEDIT4

                     

                    @="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.

                     

                    HTH!