Friday, January 1, 2010

Add your program to "Default Programs" in Windows 7

I wanted to have chromium in "Default Programs", so I can associate HTTP protocol to it, here is how I did that. If you want to do same just change C:\\Program Copies\\Chromium\\chrome.exe to point your chrome.exe, note that is in two places!

For your own program just change the chromium/path etc. to something suitable for your project.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Infamous capabilities:

"ApplicationDescription"="Chromium - Beta Google Chrome"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Copies\\Chromium\\chrome.exe,0"



; Register to Default Programs


; ChromiumURL HANDLER:

@="Chromium Document"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Chromium Document"



@="\"C:\\Program Copies\\Chromium\\chrome.exe\" -- \"%1\""


David Green said...

Fantastic, worked for me. Hard to believe that this is needed.

Anna Schafer said...

If you want to do same just change speech recognition software

M Hegeraat said...

I tried to add cisco jabber to the default list this way.

Did not work. :-(

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Edwin said...