# Re: In RepoBrowser, right-click on a file open, default viewer?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:49:50 +0100

Markus Fischer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Markus Fischer wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> when I choose a file, in my case a PHP file, it opens in notepad.
>>> However I've set my system to open them in gVim by default. Is there a
>>> way to tell TortoiseSVN to honor my system settings? I can choose "Open
>>> with" and manually choose the application every time, but that feels a
>>> bit cumbersome.
>> The file is not 'opened' but 'edited'.
>> That means the file is opened with the default application for the verb
>> "edit", not the one for "open". That's because "open" means "run" for
>> many scripts, and doing that for remote files is just too risky.
>
> Ok ... I'm not sure what does that mean now for me?
>
> Shouldn't the command be labeled "Edit" and "Edit with" then?

That is up for discussion - I think that "Open" is what users expect and
might get confused by "Edit". Maybe "Open in editor" would be best?

> I checked (on my German WXP Pro system), right-click on a .php file
> highlights "Bearbeiten" and it seems to be the so-called default action
> because it's in bold.
>
> However the "Öffnen" (open) command opens the file in Notepad. Exactly
> what I get in the RepoBrowsers. When I choose "Öffnen mit" (open with)
> and select gVim for default, the next time choosen "Öffnen" (open) it's
> still Notepad again.
>
> Seems confusing to me all in all; I'm not sure now: can this be fixed
> and how can I fix it?

Check the registry:
HKCR\.php\(standard) shows the filetype ("phpfile" on my system)
HKCR\phpfile\Shell\
contains the commands for "Open" and "Edit". If there is no "Edit"
subkey, then you can create one and copy the items from the "Open" keys.

Also, TSVN uses the shell functions to open the file with the "edit"
verb, but the shell function automatically falls back to the default
verb (usually "open") if the "edit" verb is not set.

Stefan

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Received on 2009-03-18 17:50:13 CET

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