Howto: user-defined file associations

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How to create your own file associations

Since Beta 2 rc1 andLinux Launcher contains a special launcher called andApp.exe. The following sections describe how to create associations for a certain file type and how to create a context menu command for all file types.

How to create a custum file association

Copy the following template into a new textfile and change its suffix from .txt to .reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ext]
@="extfile"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extfile]
@="File Type Description"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extfile\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\andLinux\\Launcher\\andApp.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extfile\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extfile\shell\open]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\andLinux\\Launcher\\andApp.exe\" \"my_cmd\" \"%1\""

Replace all occurrances of ext by the file extension, for which you want to define an association, e.g. conf, and my_cmd by the Linux command to run your desired application, e.g. emacs --no-splash. Note that your andLinux installation path may differ! Finally merge this file into the Windows Registry by double clicking.

How to create a custum context menu command

Copy the following template into a new textfile and change its suffix from .txt to .reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\andMyProg]
@="MyProg (andLinux)"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\andMyProg\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\andLinux\\Launcher\\andApp.exe\" \"my_cmd\" \"%1\""

Replace all occurrances of MyProg by a unique name of your choice, e.g. Emacs, and my_cmd by the Linux command to run your desired application, e.g. emacs --no-splash. Note that your andLinux installation path may differ! Finally merge this file into the Windows Registry by double clicking.

To define a command for the context menu of folders, you need this template instead:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\andMyProg]
@="MyProg (andLinux)"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\andMyProg\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\andLinux\\Launcher\\andApp.exe\" \"my_cmd\" \"%1\""

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