#27 windows. .txt file association.

Dave Pawson

Although I like jedit,
I've unloaded it from my windows machine.


For some reason you insist on associating
.txt files
with jedit, and don't provide an option to remove it.

I choose not to use jedit for text files (too long to

Very nice product though.

regards DaveP


  • Paul Russell

    Paul Russell - 2004-10-13

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    Note: jedit-users@lists.sourceforge.net is a great mailing
    list for help with jEdit.

    Opening jEdit quickly
    If you add -background -reuseview to the command that opens
    jEdit, it will only be "slow" to open the first time you
    open it after rebooting. you can then close jEdit. The next
    time you open it, jEdit will open quickly (almost as fast as

    Here is an example of the command to open jEdit with those

    D:\devtools\java\j2sdk1.4.1_03\bin\javaw.exe -jar
    "D:\devtools\jEdit\jedit.jar" -background -reuseview

    Reassociating Files
    That said, you should be able to change the file assiciation
    of .txt files by right clicking on a .txt file, selecting
    Choose Program,
    and making sure the "Always use this program to open these
    files" is checked.

    Then select "notepad" or the .txt editor of your choice.

  • Ollie Rutherfurd

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    As a workaround for the file-association problem, you can
    try removing:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Open with jEdit

    I don't have a good answer for how or why the file
    associations are being hijacked, but a few others have
    reported it, too. I'm sure it doesn't help to say that I
    don't see it on my machine -- but I don't.

    If I can't figure out why this is happening, it maybe be
    better to not create the context menu entry for future
    versions -- until a better solution can be found.

  • Brad Mace

    Brad Mace - 2006-03-21
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  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2007-04-18

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    Has anyone ever seen the registry entries, that seem to cause the hijacking?


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