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Use an Alternate Source Viewer with Internet Explorer (All Windows) Popular

By default when you use the View Source feature of Internet Explorer it launches Windows notepad as the text editor. This tweak lets you choose which editor to use.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and create the key below if it does not already exist.

Set the (Default) value to equal the full path and filename of the required text editor.

Restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ"c:\windows\notepad.exe"|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
View Source Editor\Editor Name]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Path and Filename of Editor

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: April 4, 2002