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743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 03.04.2017, 09:42
by alf5000
1) if I select a pdf-file it is opened in default program PDF-XChange --> correct
2) if I select a docx-file it is opened in default program Word --> correct
3) .jpg are never opened in my default Progam (=FastStone Viewer) but in Windows Photo Viewer --> incorrect
4)if I select multiple file types:
- .docx + .jpg: only one .jpg is opened (mistakenly in Windows Photo Viewer), .docx are not opened --> incorrect
- .docx + .pdf: only one .pdf is opened (mistakenly in PDF24 Creator), .docx are not opened --> incorrect

I only did some testing for these three (pdf, jpg, docx) file-types, perhaps also other file-types are concerned

I'm sure it is not a Mircrosoft file-association problem, because FCXE_742 (with exactly the same Settings-folder) does the job correctly.

Re: 743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 03.04.2017, 09:56
by Timon
Confirmed in FC XE 743. My .jpg files begun to open in other app. I even tried to reassociate app to jpg extension, but nothing changed.

Re: 743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 03.04.2017, 17:40
by horst.epp
Confirmed for FreeCommander XE 2017 Build 743 64-bit donor
Tested with jpg files.
Explorer and other file managers on the system use the registered tool for displaying pictures.
FC just uses Windows Photo Viewer for unknown reasons. :(

Re: 743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 03.04.2017, 18:16
by Dreamer
Confirmed with 743 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit. It works good in older versions of FC.

File extensions that are opened with associated program (correctly):
- jpg, png
- odt
- pdf

File extensions that are NOT opened with associated program (bug):
- bmp (MS Paint)
- avi, mkv, mp4, ts, mpg, 3gp (WMP)

I tried to re-associate these file types, checked option "Always use this app to open .*** files".

Re: 743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 04.04.2017, 00:55
by yom417
ME too.
Confirmed with 743 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit. It works good in older versions of FC.

Re: 743 ignores default programs to open files

Posted: 04.04.2017, 20:24
by Dreamer
Fixed in 744, thanks, Marek, for a quick fix!

Closed.