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Codewright Editor Issues

Started by Rick C January 20, 2020
Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my Codewright editor.  My latest PC would not take my previous installation of it though and I had to start fresh.  But that means a lot of stuff that worked before doesn't work now.  This is ver 7.5, that latest.  

I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click on a file type to open it in the editor.  Back in the day there were specific options to enter on the command line which was shown in a dialog for setting the action on a file extension.  That dialog vanished a few generations of Windows ago.  I have Codewright linked to the file extension, but when I double click nothing seems to happen.  If I drag the file to the Codewright window it shows the arrow with the plus sign which seems to indicate it will open, but again nothing happens.  The only way to open a file seems to be through the Open File menu option. 

Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer and open files like other apps? 

Once I get this working I need to work no language settings... one step at a time. 

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Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my > Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous installation > of it though and I had to start fresh. But that means a lot of stuff > that worked before doesn't work now. This is ver 7.5, that latest. > > I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click on a > file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day there were specific > options to enter on the command line which was shown in a dialog for > setting the action on a file extension. That dialog vanished a few > generations of Windows ago. I have Codewright linked to the file > extension, but when I double click nothing seems to happen. If I drag > the file to the Codewright window it shows the arrow with the plus sign > which seems to indicate it will open, but again nothing happens. The > only way to open a file seems to be through the Open File menu option. > > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer > and open files like other apps?
Right click on file and select Open With, set checkbox to always use with the app you select.
> Once I get this working I need to work no language settings... one step at a time. >
On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:16:08 PM UTC-5, Brett wrote:
> Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: > > Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my > > Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous installation > > of it though and I had to start fresh. But that means a lot of stuff > > that worked before doesn't work now. This is ver 7.5, that latest. > > > > I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click on a > > file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day there were specific > > options to enter on the command line which was shown in a dialog for > > setting the action on a file extension. That dialog vanished a few > > generations of Windows ago. I have Codewright linked to the file > > extension, but when I double click nothing seems to happen. If I drag > > the file to the Codewright window it shows the arrow with the plus sign > > which seems to indicate it will open, but again nothing happens. The > > only way to open a file seems to be through the Open File menu option. > > > > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer > > and open files like other apps? > > Right click on file and select Open With, set checkbox to always use with > the app you select.
Thanks, but that has already been done. The Codewright icon shows up on the files. Double click the file and Codewright comes to the foreground (sort of) but the file doesn't open. Likewise drag and drop shows an indicator this should work, but the file never opens. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On Tuesday, 21 January 2020 09:57:29 UTC+11, Rick C  wrote:
> On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:16:08 PM UTC-5, Brett wrote: > > Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my > > > Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous installation > > > of it though and I had to start fresh. But that means a lot of stuff > > > that worked before doesn't work now. This is ver 7.5, that latest. > > > > > > I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click on a > > > file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day there were specific > > > options to enter on the command line which was shown in a dialog for > > > setting the action on a file extension. That dialog vanished a few > > > generations of Windows ago. I have Codewright linked to the file > > > extension, but when I double click nothing seems to happen. If I drag > > > the file to the Codewright window it shows the arrow with the plus sign > > > which seems to indicate it will open, but again nothing happens. The > > > only way to open a file seems to be through the Open File menu option. > > > > > > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer > > > and open files like other apps? > > > > Right click on file and select Open With, set checkbox to always use with > > the app you select. > > Thanks, but that has already been done. The Codewright icon shows up on the files. Double click the file and Codewright comes to the foreground (sort of) but the file doesn't open. Likewise drag and drop shows an indicator this should work, but the file never opens. > > -- > > Rick C. > > + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging > + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
File associations are contained in the registry. You don't say which windows you are using but there are many options still available even up to win10: 'assoc' command Control Panel->Default Programs->Associate a file type(...) Settings->Apps->Default Apps->Choose default applications by file type The last is Win 10 specific but the others also work in Win 10. HTH -- Cheers, Chris.
On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:57:25 -0800 (PST), Rick C
<gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:16:08 PM UTC-5, Brett wrote: >> Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer >> > and open files like other apps? >> >> Right click on file and select Open With, set checkbox to always use with >> the app you select. > >Thanks, but that has already been done. The Codewright icon shows up >on the files. Double click the file and Codewright comes to the >foreground (sort of) but the file doesn't open. Likewise drag and >drop shows an indicator this should work, but the file never opens.
Did you perhaps set Codewright to run with Administrator privileges? Windows 8 and 10 won't allow drag and drop into an application that has Admin privilege unless you disable user account controls. Note that simply turning off UAC notifications in Settings is NOT sufficient - you need to edit the registry to disable UAC entirely. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System EnableLUA:DWORD = 0 But realize that if you do this, all users the machine (not just your account) will lose UAC warnings about programs that are trying to change system settings. George
On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:37:01 PM UTC-5, George Neuner wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:57:25 -0800 (PST), Rick C > <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: > > >On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:16:08 PM UTC-5, Brett wrote: > >> Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: > >> > >> > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows Explorer > >> > and open files like other apps? > >> > >> Right click on file and select Open With, set checkbox to always use with > >> the app you select. > > > >Thanks, but that has already been done. The Codewright icon shows up > >on the files. Double click the file and Codewright comes to the > >foreground (sort of) but the file doesn't open. Likewise drag and > >drop shows an indicator this should work, but the file never opens. > > Did you perhaps set Codewright to run with Administrator privileges?
Thanks for the info. I hadn't even thought about looking at that. It doesn't look like admin privilege is enabled. Properties, Shortcut, Advanced, Run as Admin is not checked. That toolbar icon is how I run the program.
> Windows 8 and 10 won't allow drag and drop into an application that > has Admin privilege unless you disable user account controls. Note > that simply turning off UAC notifications in Settings is NOT > sufficient - you need to edit the registry to disable UAC entirely. > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > EnableLUA:DWORD = 0 > > But realize that if you do this, all users the machine (not just your > account) will lose UAC warnings about programs that are trying to > change system settings.
I turned off UAC under Win7 and it healed many issues. Win 8 and 10 seem to play much better with various programs. I'm running Win10. -- Rick C. -- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging -- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 20/01/2020 22:09, Rick C wrote:
> Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my > Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous > installation of it though and I had to start fresh. But that means a > lot of stuff that worked before doesn't work now. This is ver 7.5, > that latest. > > I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click > on a file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day there were > specific options to enter on the command line which was shown in a > dialog for setting the action on a file extension. That dialog > vanished a few generations of Windows ago. I have Codewright linked > to the file extension, but when I double click nothing seems to > happen. If I drag the file to the Codewright window it shows the > arrow with the plus sign which seems to indicate it will open, but > again nothing happens. The only way to open a file seems to be > through the Open File menu option. > > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows > Explorer and open files like other apps? > > Once I get this working I need to work no language settings... one > step at a time. >
I don't to sound rude, and this group is not exactly overwhelmed by activity - but surely you'd get an answer from 30 seconds of googling?
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:48:43 AM UTC-5, David Brown wrote:
> On 20/01/2020 22:09, Rick C wrote: > > Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked my > > Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous > > installation of it though and I had to start fresh. But that means a > > lot of stuff that worked before doesn't work now. This is ver 7.5, > > that latest. > > > > I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you click > > on a file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day there were > > specific options to enter on the command line which was shown in a > > dialog for setting the action on a file extension. That dialog > > vanished a few generations of Windows ago. I have Codewright linked > > to the file extension, but when I double click nothing seems to > > happen. If I drag the file to the Codewright window it shows the > > arrow with the plus sign which seems to indicate it will open, but > > again nothing happens. The only way to open a file seems to be > > through the Open File menu option. > > > > Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows > > Explorer and open files like other apps? > > > > Once I get this working I need to work no language settings... one > > step at a time. > > > > I don't to sound rude, and this group is not exactly overwhelmed by > activity - but surely you'd get an answer from 30 seconds of googling?
If you didn't want to sound rude, why did you? Actually it isn't so much rude as just not well informed. The info I'm looking for isn't the cut and dried matter that Bret and Chris offered. If you think you can find the solution using Google, please show me. I tried and found 80 million hits about anything remotely related, none of the first few pages of hits were even close. I remember a teacher saying you can look up a word in the dictionary to get the correct spelling. I asked how do you use the dictionary if you don't know how to spell the word. Google can have the same problem where you need to know how to get focused answers to find what you need and this is one of those times when I can't figure out how to get Google to focus. If this is all you have to offer, why did you even reply??? -- Rick C. -+ Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging -+ Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 21/01/2020 09:08, Rick C wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:48:43 AM UTC-5, David Brown wrote: >> On 20/01/2020 22:09, Rick C wrote: >>> Maybe I'm stuck in my ways like a dinosaur, but I've always liked >>> my Codewright editor. My latest PC would not take my previous >>> installation of it though and I had to start fresh. But that >>> means a lot of stuff that worked before doesn't work now. This >>> is ver 7.5, that latest. >>> >>> I don't know exactly how Windows makes the connection when you >>> click on a file type to open it in the editor. Back in the day >>> there were specific options to enter on the command line which >>> was shown in a dialog for setting the action on a file extension. >>> That dialog vanished a few generations of Windows ago. I have >>> Codewright linked to the file extension, but when I double click >>> nothing seems to happen. If I drag the file to the Codewright >>> window it shows the arrow with the plus sign which seems to >>> indicate it will open, but again nothing happens. The only way >>> to open a file seems to be through the Open File menu option. >>> >>> Anyone know how to set this so Codewright will work with Windows >>> Explorer and open files like other apps? >>> >>> Once I get this working I need to work no language settings... >>> one step at a time. >>> >> >> I don't to sound rude, and this group is not exactly overwhelmed >> by activity - but surely you'd get an answer from 30 seconds of >> googling? > > If you didn't want to sound rude, why did you? Actually it isn't so > much rude as just not well informed. The info I'm looking for isn't > the cut and dried matter that Bret and Chris offered.
I don't believe I did sound rude - but I feared you might interpret it that way. Rude would have been posting a "let me google that for you" link with the search "how to change file association in windows 10". Yes, I know it is not entirely a simple matter. Yes, I know MS in their unending quest to irritate people change these things from version to version, taking perfectly good working methods and screwing with them until no one knows what's going on. That is /precisely/ why googling is a better idea than asking in a newsgroup (especially one that specialises in a very different niche - though it does have the advantage of having smart and helpful denizens). A web search will get you to tutorials, web pages, etc., a let you get right to the requirements at hand - no need for several posts back and forth to figure out what version of Windows you are using or any other details. It would get you the answers you want faster. It would get you more details if you want them - or just a simple picture to follow if a quick answer is all you want. Surely that is a good thing?
> > If you think you can find the solution using Google, please show me. > I tried and found 80 million hits about anything remotely related, > none of the first few pages of hits were even close.
You have been around Usenet for longer than most people have used computers. Don't tell me you have never read a "how to ask smart questions" FAQ. You know that if you have already tried things - including web searches - you write a summary with your question. For example, you should have started with saying that you got CodeWright to start from clicking the file, but it wasn't opening the file itself. And you could have given information about what /does/ work - can you open files properly from within the application?
> > I remember a teacher saying you can look up a word in the dictionary > to get the correct spelling. I asked how do you use the dictionary > if you don't know how to spell the word. Google can have the same > problem where you need to know how to get focused answers to find > what you need and this is one of those times when I can't figure out > how to get Google to focus. >
Well, what did you try?
> If this is all you have to offer, why did you even reply??? >
I had this vague idea that I could help you get better help, but it seems I was mistaken. From a number of threads with you, I get the impression that you sometimes prefer to rant than to solve problems - especially if the solution involves accepting the reality that the world has moved on in the last 20 years. (I am not asking you to /like/ the fact that things that were perfectly simple decades ago are now overly complicated, when the old solutions would still do the job - I am asking you to accept it.) If you had been looking for an answer rather than a rant or a fight, you'd have replied to my post with "I already googled for ..., but the hits did not help - have you any suggestions?". So, please take a moment and figure out what you want to do. Do you want to vent your frustrations about modern Windows not letting you use your old program as you like? Or that MS won't let you use old Windows that you were quite happy with? If so, I think you'll find very strong agreement from most people (including me). Start a rant thread, and people can share their war stories and feel a little better. Do you want to figure out how to use your old editor on your new system? Then google a lot, and tell people what you have tried, what works, and what doesn't. And be prepared to accept that maybe it won't ever work - that maybe you'll have to open files from within the editor instead of drag-and-drop. Be prepared that it might take a lot of work, trial and error, "compatibility modes", reading manuals, etc. Do you want to edit files to write code and do your work? Maybe it's time to spend an hour getting familiar with NotePad++ (or whatever) and dropping CodeWright. I'm sure you'll find some pros along with all the cons.
On 20.01.2020 23:57, Rick C wrote:

> Double click the file and Codewright comes to the foreground (sort of) but the file doesn't open.
Try it with a file like c:\test.txt Maybe there is a problem with long file names or spaces in path/file name.