The double click just isn't always good enough
January 8, 2008 3:23 AM Subscribe
Is there a fast and easy way, in Windows XP, to open a file in another than the default application?
posted by ijsbrand to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know how to link a certain kind of file to a default application. For instance, I prefer to watch .pdf files with FoxIt, Adobe Acrobat being the terribly slow loading buggy piece of crap that it is. So my pdf's will open in FoxIt after a double click.
However, sometimes such a .pdf needs some trimming, or other adjustments, for which it is necessary after all to open Adobe Acrobat.
Right now, what I'll do is, to select such a file, shift right click on it so the option menu opens. I than move my mouse to the option "Open with...", and choose Acrobat from the choices given.
Is it possible to skip this part, and simple add another default application to a file type? So that a pdf, in this case, opens in FoxIt, after a double click, but automatically opens in Acrobat after shift double click, or command doucle click, or whatever easy trick there may be?