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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:21:29 +0100

Simon Large wrote:
> 2009/3/18 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
>> 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.
> Can we display 'Edit' if the edit verb is present and 'Open' if not?

I don't like to read the registry here manually just for this.
Also, the default verb is not necessarily "open".


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