"Open With" in Projects

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thedantanner
Posts: 38

"Open With" in Projects

Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Within our projects, we have several files that are opened with system applications outside of Oxygen. Access, Excel, various graphic editing programs, for example. I can open these from the project by selecting "open with->system application" from the contextual menu. When I double click on one of these, an "open with" dialog opens and a list of "available editors" is shown, with the option to associate the file type with the editor selected.

It would be a nice feature, in my opinion, if I was given the option to "select a system application" from this dialog box, and then be able to associate the file type with the application that I select.

The right-click option works... but I think my suggestion would save time, and make working in projects all the more slick.

Thanks for your consideration!
-d
Radu
Posts: 5760

Re: "Open With" in Projects

Fri May 04, 2018 8:01 am

Hi Dan,

What are the file extensions of those particular files?
From what I remember, and I might be wrong, if you go to the Oxygen Preferences->"File Types" page and you add those extensions to the "Binary file patterns" list, double clicking the files in the Project view will always prefer the system application for them.
Also find/replace in files will no longer try to search inside them.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
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http://www.oxygenxml.com
thedantanner
Posts: 38

Re: "Open With" in Projects

Fri May 04, 2018 5:38 pm

Perfect! That worked just as I'd hoped.

And thanks for the update on the find in files issue. I'll look for it in the next maintenance build.
thedantanner
Posts: 38

Re: "Open With" in Projects

Fri May 04, 2018 5:40 pm

thedantanner wrote:And thanks for the update on the find in files issue. I'll look for it in the next maintenance build.


Ignore that last sentence - I thought you were referring to something we'd talked about earlier. It's early here - I don't quite have my wits yet.

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