> >> >I have Draw/Paint 9. Whenever I double click a file in explorer, it
> >> >opens up into a new program window. That is, the program itself
> >> >reopens. Of course, that uses up much more RAM (I have 256), and I
> >> >cannot have as many images open as I would like sometimes when I am
> >> >working.
> >> >I would like each one to open as a new window within the same program
> >> >that opened for the first one.
> >> >I know that one choice is to go to File|Open, but for me, that is more
> >> >steps than necessary, because while it goes to the right folder, I
> >> >always have to sort the folder to find the file I want.
> >> >It used to be that every one I double clicked opened as a new window
> >> >within the program, but at one point some time ago I had to reformat my
> >> >hd and reinstall all programs, such as Corel. Now I cannot find any
> >> >setting to change this back to the way it was. I would appreciate help
> >> >in this area.
> >> >Thanks in advance.
> >> - Open an Explorer (file browser) window.
> >> - Tools - Folder Options... - File Types
> >> - Scroll the Registered File Types list box down to
> >> CDR CorelDRAW Graphic and select it, then click the Advanced button
> >> - In the Actions list box select the bolded (default) action, and click the
> >> Edit button
> >> - The entry in the "Application used to perform action" box should have a "%1"
> >> appended to it.
> >> eg: "e:\corel\draw10\programs\coreldrw.exe" %1
> >> OR
> >> The "Use DDE" checkbox should be enabled, the "Application to perform action"
> >> entry should have "-DDE" appended to it
> >> eg: "e:\corel\draw10\programs\coreldrw.exe" -DDE
> >> *and* the associated DDE parameters template filled in, as follows:
> >> DDE Message: [O("%1")]
> >> Application: coreldrw_MOS
> >> DDE Application Not Running: Can be left blank (Windows will use the default
> >> application to perform this action)
> >> Topic: Can be left blank (windows will use System)
> >> Either way you choose you'll open multiple files into the same application.
> >> /daytripper
> >Thank you for the suggestion. Took me so long to get back because of a number of
> >unexpected events in the last couple of weeks, and I've hardly been online.
> >I had success using this, but only with the Draw files. It remains with the
> >PhotoPaint ones. That is, every double click opens up a new applications.
> >I'll keep playing with it. There is another suggestion following yours, that I
> >will also try.
> >Again, thanks.
> Do the same thing, only replace the occurrence of "CDR" with "CPT" (and
> JPG/JPEG/BMP/TIFF/etc, ie: anything you want to open in PhotoPaint) and
> replace the occurrence of "coreldrw.exe" with "photopnt.exe".
> The procedure I outlined is generic. You can use it to create default and/or
> optional associations for any file type, and any application.
Still no go for me. I don't understand what the problem is, but I think I'll just
give in the the greater powers of MS (which is where I think the solution lies, not
with Corel), and go back to using the file|open pull down menu.
Thanks for the tips.