Saturday, January 27, 2007

Change default View Source Editor in Internet Explorer (IE)

I believe it is common sense that Windows Notepad is not among the best text editors in the market, right?

So, if you wanna change the editor that will display the source html from a web page being displayed in internet explorer to another editor you use, here´s how to do it:

1 - Open the registry editor. You should find it under C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedt32.exe or simply type "regedit" in the run command box in Start Menu.

2 - Navigate in the tree to find the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name

3 - The default value for this key is "C:\windows\notepad.exe". Change this text to whatever editor you like, with the full path to it. If you want to use UltraEdit, for example, the new value should be changed to "C:\Arquivos de programas\UltraEdit\UEdit32.exe".

1 comment:

Chandao said...

Fala Dani-boy!

Long time, no see... gostei de ver teu blog. Tentei usar a dica do editor de HTML em IE e nao achei o RegEdit key que vc mencionou. To usando versao 6.0...

Outra hora eu tento ver com mais calma.

Abracao!