Windows 10: default apps

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  1.    22 May 2015 #1

    default apps


    anyone else getting this popup
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  2.    22 May 2015 #2

    Its a change in the way default apps are now handled

    Check details here (1st post)
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 for PCs
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  3.    22 May 2015 #3

    but how can i get it from stop popping up. 3rd or 4th time now

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Its a change in the way default apps are now handled

    Check details here (1st post)
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 for PCs
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  4.    22 May 2015 #4

    What are you doing when this pops up
    From how I understand it, a win32 app is wanting to set itself as a default app, this cannot be done now, so its telling you to go to settings
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  5.    22 May 2015 #5

    nothing. it happened again and i wasnt using my laptop. just came back and the popup was on my screen
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  6.    22 May 2015 #6

    Not sure, unfortunately

    Hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge on this can answer you, I thought it only appeared when legacy programs tried to change the default
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  7.    22 May 2015 #7

    what is legacy

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Not sure, unfortunately

    Hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge on this can answer you, I thought it only appeared when legacy programs tried to change the default
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  8.    22 May 2015 #8

    jamos316 said: View Post
    what is legacy
    Its the win32 style programs (desktop programs used in win7, xp etc)

    So if for example I installed mediamonkey, and it wanted to make itself the default for my music files, it cant do it anymore, I would need to go to the settings app and manually set it
    I think the original programs can be updated to make use of the new way of setting defaults, but until then you need to do it manually
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       26 May 2015 #9

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Not sure, unfortunately

    Hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge on this can answer you, I thought it only appeared when legacy programs tried to change the default
    I got it when I tried to set Firefox as my default browser; took me awhile to understand what it wanted.
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       26 May 2015 #10

    jamos316 said: View Post
    but how can i get it from stop popping up. 3rd or 4th time now
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
    select Set Default Programs
    look at the Desktop applications
    is it the default?
    are all the defaults for the application selected?
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    Since the banner notification doesn't tell you the app - you'll have to cycle though the most obvious. What applications did you install recently - see if those are set as the default (if you want them to be the default application that opens the file types).

    The only other thing you can do is go through each application and see what Windows has defined for it.

    I don't think it's in Filetype/protocals or set program access (this is fairly small) ... but you never know.

    Of course, you could go to Settings>System>Notifications and either turn off notifications or turn off banner notifications (advanced link next to the app slider)
    Last edited by Brink; 26 May 2015 at 22:22. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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