Upon opening a file with an unknown extension, Windows Vista returns with a pop-up window inviting you to search the proper program to open it by using the Web service or directly from a list of programs installed in your operating system. If you don’t need this nagging window because, for example, you already know what program to use to open the file, here is a nice hack which will let you skip the whole procedure just to show you a “Open With” window.
- Click Start.
- In the Search box, type regedit and press Enter.
- Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
- In the right-pane, click the NoInternetOpenWith subkey and give it value 1.
- Reboot your computer for the change to take effetc.
If the Explorer key is not found, you will have to create it as follows:
- Right-click Policies and, from the menu, select New – Key and name it Explorer.
- Now right-click on the Explorer key you just created and from the menu click New – 32-bit DWORD and name it NoInternetOpenWith.
- Now proceed from point number 4.
Tags: hack, Windows Vista
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