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'Open With' File Options
For anyone who is a frequent computer user (I'm assuming you
are), no doubt you have come across a situation where you have
wanted to open a particular file in a particular program but when
you double-clicked on the file, it opened in a different
For example, if your text files (*.txt) open by default in
NotePad and occasionally you need to open a text file in
Microsoft Word, you have several options.
- You can open Word and click File, Open and browse to open the
- In Windows Explorer, you can hold down the Shift key while
clicking the File menu and that will give you a new 'Open
With' option where you can choose which program to open the
- If the program you want to open the file in is already open,
you can easily drag the file to the program's icon on the
Windows taskbar and, with the mouse button held down, hold it
there for a second or two until the program 'pops up', then
drag and drop the file onto the program window and the file
will open in that program.
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