Windows 10: How to open multiple images in same instance of Photo Viewer? Solved

  1.    07 Oct 2015 #1

    How to open multiple images in same instance of Photo Viewer?


    Hi everyone, this is my first post at the TenForums!

    Ok, here's my problem: In the previous versions of Windows it was possible to select multiple pictures in a folder and when I hit enter, it opened a single instance of Photo Viewer. Then I could go left or right and it only showed me the pictures I selected. In Windows 10 however, selecting multiple pictures and hitting enter opens up multiple instances of Photo Viewer.

    Is there a way to fix this issue?
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  2. Posts : 3,221
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       07 Oct 2015 #2

    h3k said: View Post
    Hi everyone, this is my first post at the TenForums!

    Ok, here's my problem: In the previous versions of Windows it was possible to select multiple pictures in a folder and when I hit enter, it opened a single instance of Photo Viewer. Then I could go left or right and it only showed me the pictures I selected. In Windows 10 however, selecting multiple pictures and hitting enter opens up multiple instances of Photo Viewer.

    Is there a way to fix this issue?
    Rather than use Photos I changed the Open with to Windows Photo Viewer then double-clicking a file in Pictures opened in Windows Photo Viewer which let me click the arrow to step through all the images in that Folder.
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  3. Posts : 8,321
    Windows 10 Professional
       07 Oct 2015 #3

    h3k said: View Post
    Hi everyone, this is my first post at the TenForums!

    Ok, here's my problem: In the previous versions of Windows it was possible to select multiple pictures in a folder and when I hit enter, it opened a single instance of Photo Viewer. Then I could go left or right and it only showed me the pictures I selected. In Windows 10 however, selecting multiple pictures and hitting enter opens up multiple instances of Photo Viewer.

    Is there a way to fix this issue?
    Hi h3k:

    Welcome to tenforums.com!

    Works the way you first explained it for me, in Build 10240.
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  4.    07 Oct 2015 #4

    Wow, thanks a lot for replying so quickly! In other forums I sometimes have to wait for days for a reply

    I also have Builld 10240 and Windows Photo Viewer is already set as my default program for all picture formats.
    Stepping through all images in a folder works for me but sometimes I only want to select just a few images in a folder (by clicking on each image while holding down CTRL) and step through this selection in Windows Photo Viewer. When I select 5 images in a folder that contains 100 images and I hit enter, 5 instances of Windows Photo Viewer open up.
    Edwin, did I get this right that on your PC this operation only opens one instance of Photo Viewer?

    PS: Since English isn't my mother tongue, maybe sometimes my explanations aren't that easy to follow. Please bear with me
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  5. Posts : 8,321
    Windows 10 Professional
       07 Oct 2015 #5

    h3k said: View Post
    ......Edwin, did I get this right that on your PC this operation only opens one instance of Photo Viewer?
    Correct, but I 'drag' selected:

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  6.    07 Oct 2015 #6

    I just discovered something weird:
    If I select multiple BMP or PNG files, only one instance of Photo Viewer opens up (I haven't noticed this before because most of the time I deal with JPEGs ).
    But if the file selected last is a JPG then multiple instances of Photo Viewer pop up.
    So even if I select 10 PNGs and then a single JPG -> multiple instances (11 to be exact)
    But 10 JPGs and then one PNG or BMP -> one instance
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  7.    07 Oct 2015 #7

    Alright, I finally found a solution.
    Adding these registry entries did the trick:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpeg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg"
    Thanks for your time, see you guys!
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  8.    16 Nov 2015 #8

    h3k said: View Post
    Alright, I finally found a solution.
    Adding these registry entries did the trick:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpeg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg"
    Thanks for your time, see you guys!

    Hello,

    Don't work for me:
    I open the registri in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpg"
    and in the "folder" put New key??? or new value???

    (I have Windows 10 in spanish)

    Thanks
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  9.    17 Nov 2015 #9

    Inside the "folder" the first value is the (Default) value - it's named (Standard) on my PC because I run Windows 10 in German, don't know what it's called in Spanish (but it's always the first value)
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    Change this value to PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg
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