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Using the “open with” program list in Windows 8

Look For An App On This PcIf you are opening programs in Windows 8 for example text files but don’t want to lose the original file association, then read this guide.

Choosing Default Program To Open File Without Losing File Association

1. StepRight-click on a file that you want to open and select Open with “Coose default program…”

Choose Default Program To Open File

2. Step When you do that uncheck the option “Use this app for all .sln files” or you lose the file association. Then click on See all..

How Do You Want To Open This Type Of File Sln

3. Step You should now see the notepad on the extended list, select it and you will open the file with the notepad editor. Yes, this requires more clicks than it did in Windows 7, but it’s better for mobile devices to have a small box vs. an extended “open with” program list

Adding New Programs To “Open With” Program List

Adding programs to the “open with” program list is still easy, simply scroll down the extended list and click on Look for an app on this PC

Look For An App On This Pc

Do you still have problems getting used to Windows 8? No worries, we’ll make sure to publish more tutorials on our site. Check back frequently

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Published: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 Last Modified: March 14, 2012

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