Is there a way to disable "how do you want to open this file?" msg?

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  1. Posts : 3
    Win10 x64 Pro
       #1

    Is there a way to disable "how do you want to open this file?" msg?


    Hi there,

    whenever I install a new program, Windows now asks me, whether I want to use the current program I already have or the new program to open a supported filetype.

    Is there a way to disable "how do you want to open this file?" msg?-bnv86j9.png

    Since I'm quite certain that I know if and when I want to change the program I use, I find the "how do you want to open this file?" prompt just plain annoying. Is there any way to disable it completely?

    Strangely enough I couldn't google the answer...

    TIA
    SoWhy
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  2. Posts : 61,562
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello SoWhy, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    This may be able to help turn that off.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    UPDATE: Nope. It doesn't help.
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Aug 2015 at 13:49. Reason: update
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the quick reply. I found the Registry method when googling but the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer no longer exists. The Group Policy option was new to me though.

    Apparently the text of the prompt has been changed from "How do you want to open this type of file from now on?" to "how do you want to open this file?" at some point, which was the reason I couldn't find the thread. For everyone else as confused as me: The group policy edit works!
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  4. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
       #4

    I have a thread about this, too.

    So does that tutorial cover this situation, too? I ask because the tutorial says that it gets rid of the dialog box that appears if you click on the actual notification itself, not opening a file that has a default program. So will following the tutorial cover this situation, too?
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  5. Posts : 61,562
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    It should. :)
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  6. Posts : 61,562
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    SoWhy said:
    Thanks for the quick reply. I found the Registry method when googling but the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer no longer exists. The Group Policy option was new to me though.

    Apparently the text of the prompt has been changed from "How do you want to open this type of file from now on?" to "how do you want to open this file?" at some point, which was the reason I couldn't find the thread. For everyone else as confused as me: The group policy edit works!
    Great news.

    Yep, the registry keys are not there by default. You would need to add them either using the .reg downloads or Group Policy. :)
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  7. Posts : 7
    windows 10
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    SoWhy said:
    Thanks for the quick reply. I found the Registry method when googling but the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer no longer exists. The Group Policy option was new to me though.

    Apparently the text of the prompt has been changed from "How do you want to open this type of file from now on?" to "how do you want to open this file?" at some point, which was the reason I couldn't find the thread. For everyone else as confused as me: The group policy edit works!
    Same here. The registry edit did not work, but the Group Policy fix seems to have done the job. Thanks for the tip!!

    UPDATE: apparently, I was a little hasty in saying that the Group Policy change worked. I'm still getting the notification in many cases.
    Last edited by alex95070; 12 Aug 2015 at 00:09.
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  8. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
       #8

    Alex, just curious...did you try creating the keys when you attempted it? Or did you just see that they didn't exist and not mess with it?
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  9. Posts : 7
    windows 10
       #9

    jfreemont said:
    Alex, just curious...did you try creating the keys when you attempted it? Or did you just see that they didn't exist and not mess with it?
    I downloaded the "Disable_New_App_Installed_Notification.reg" file and ran it. I assume that made the necessary registry change as I do have that value in the registry.
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  10. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
       #10

    So to be clear, neither the Group Policy nor the registry fix worked for you to solve this problem?

    I have not tested this yet (and won't for a few days), but I am trying to see what other people are experiencing right now because this is a huge issue in a work environment where we don't want users getting this dialog box.
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