Open with++

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freakazoid
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Open with++

#1 Post by freakazoid » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:02 pm

Another Explorer context-menu shell extension.

Source: https://github.com/stax76/OpenWithPlusPlus

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Haven't tested it, but looks like a promising alternative to Open++, which isn't developed anymore.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Open With++

#2 Post by TP109 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:25 am

Going to give this one a try.

thanx

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Re: Open With++

#3 Post by Midas » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:29 pm

freakazoid wrote: Haven't tested it, but looks like a promising alternative to Open++, which isn't developed anymore.

FTR, further info on portability would be welcome. :briefcase:

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Re: Open with++

#4 Post by hced » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Anyone know if this might work with my favorite file manager, Directory Opus?

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Re: Open With++

#5 Post by TP109 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:44 pm

Midas wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:29 pm
FTR, further info on portability would be welcome. :briefcase:
This program isn't useful at all without installing the shell extension using install/uninstall, and with the shell extension enabled, it writes several MUICache entries in the registry, which are not significant for specifying a program as stealth. It also writes a prefetch (.pf) file to C:\Windows when launched. However, Notepad3, listed as stealth, also does that. Not sure what gets removed when the shell extension is disabled. I didn't test that since install/uninstall requires a reboot, logout, or restarting explorer. May test that later to see what remains after uninstalling the shell extension. Settings are saved by default to Users/user/AppData/Roaming/Openwith++/settings.xml, but the settings folder can be changed to the program's folder under "options".

Requires Windows 7 x64 or higher, .NET Framework 4.8 x64 and Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable x64.
hced wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Anyone know if this might work with my favorite file manager, Directory Opus?
According to my tests, OpenWith++ works with Directory Opus and FreeCommanderXE. It doesn't work with Cubic Explorer, Explorer++, DoubleCommander, XYExplorer, or Q-Dir.

Tested on Windows 7 64-bit.

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