: The image viewer that comes with Warp 4 SUCKS. How can I make pmview
: my default image viewer for Warp 4? There is no associations tab for
: the os/2 image viewer? Is there no way to change the default viewer?
: Please help! any info would be greatly appreciated
: please email any responses....as my newsserver is unreliable
: Thank you very much in advance :)
You may find the info below useful.
[Author of PMView]
1.DOUBLE-CLICK PROBLEM UNDER OS/2 v4.0 ("Merlin" GA)
"I'm running OS/2 version 4.0. Whenever I double-click a GIF file (or JPG,
or PCX, or TGA, or TIFF, or PhotoCD, or ...), it launches the OS/2
Multimedia Viewer. How can I set up OS/2 to launch PMView instead?"
Short answer: Due to a bug in OS/2 version 4.0, there are bad side effects
to doing this. If you want to try it, read on.
Long answer: In OS/2 version 4, IBM added new workplace shell classes to
handle different multimedia types, such as AVIs, FLCs, MPGs, and so on. IBM
also added classes for GIF, JPG, PCX, TGA, BMP, TIFF, and PhotoCD files. The
advantage is that you can now double-click any sort of multimedia file
(sound, video, or image) and you'll automatically view the file. Since these
are WPS classes, they take priority over any file associations that you may
have set. Since PMView uses file associations to launch itself when you
double-click a file, OS/2 will launch the Multimedia viewer instead of
(On the other hand, if you double-click a file type that the Multimedia
viewer doesn't handle, such as PNG, PMView will launch itself and display
the file correctly.)
Basically, we need to remove the new WPS Multimedia viewer classes for JPG,
GIF, etc. IBM even provides a short REXX program to do this.
Unfortunately, there is a bug in OS/2 v. 4. You cannot remove *some* of the
WPS Multimedia viewer classes; you have to either keep them all or get rid
of them all.
Before you remove them all, though, be warned that these classes are
fundamental to OS/2 v4. If you remove them, you won't be able to view
multimedia clips. You won't even be able to adjust your volume, since that's
handled by the Multimedia viewer.
But if you decide to try it anyway, here's what you do: at an OS/2 prompt,
(If \mmos2 is on some other drive, use that letter instead.) When the
program finishes, shutdown and reboot your computer. The Multimedia viewer
will no longer conflict with PMView. Unfortunately, you won't be able to
view any other multimedia files.
If you decide to re-install the WPS Multimedia viewer classes, you can do it
at an OS/2 prompt. (As before, use the name of your boot drive instead of
C:.) This is the same as the command above, except without the "-R".
Shutdown and reboot, and the classes will come back.
IBM is aware of the problem with the WPS classes and has opened an APAR for
it. Until then, this is the only workaround we know.