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  • ZhuGeLiang
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Foobar2000 Context Menu Editor
Since this functionality is not present in the 0.9 installer I created a small program to appease the users who want to use the context menus.

Updated 04-17-2006
Should fix the problem people were having with foobar becoming the standard action. Thanks galiyosha.

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  • Last Edit: 17 April, 2006, 10:54:11 AM by ZhuGeLiang

  • dubpistol
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Reply #1
For lazy people like me much more comfortable than editing the registry manually or with a reg-file, especially if you're moving the foobar2000-folder to another place sometimes.

Thank you very much


//edit: a button "browse for foobar2000.exe" would be very nice.
  • Last Edit: 23 March, 2006, 09:29:49 AM by Bimbo Frogger

  • Chaser
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Reply #2
Thank you. I will check it out. I, however, have already edited the registry manually...

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Reply #3
Hi, thanks ZhuGeLiang. I've just got one problem: the new context menu entry 'Play in foobar2000' is now the standard option (the one in bold at the top of the list), and I can't open folders by double clicking them any more! Any folder I double click tries to be played in foobar now. How can I keep the new comands, but set have the 'Open' option back to being standard action when I double click a folder? Appreciate any help...

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Since this functionality is not present in the 0.9 installer I created a small program to appease the users who want to use the context menus.

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Thanks  王葛亮

  • Doggan
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Reply #5
Thanks for this.
  • Last Edit: 01 April, 2006, 08:38:29 PM by Doggan

  • othello-m-g
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Reply #6
Thanks for this.



this would be great to have, but i wanna know if anyone else is having the same problem opening up folders and having them attempt to play in foobar

  • ZhuGeLiang
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Reply #7
this would be great to have, but i wanna know if anyone else is having the same problem opening up folders and having them attempt to play in foobar


What OS/service pack/language are you using? Does using the remove button fix it?

  • JohnMK
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Reply #8
Thank you for coding this for us -- it works perfectly for me so far.

  • galiyosha
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Reply #9
The problem with another action becoming the default one happens (at least on my Windows XP SP2 machine) when the default value of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell is either not set or set to any other action (apart from open of course). Initially, it is set to "none". (I mean a string "none", not unset. Totally unintuitive like anything else in the registry...)

So a reg file like the one attached should fix the problem (hopefully):
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
@="none"

ZhuGeLiang, maybe it could be implemented in your utility as an optional fix for people that got things messed up?

  • ZhuGeLiang
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Reply #10
I've uploaded a fixed version.

  • hanzo
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Reply #11
Thanks, this is great.
  • Last Edit: 09 July, 2006, 07:17:33 AM by hanzo

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Reply #12
Which keys in particular this program add to the registry? Does it do anymore?
Is there an uninstaller?
  • Last Edit: 08 April, 2010, 09:26:29 AM by havanaloco

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Reply #13
what functionality are you trying to achieve?

This thread is 4 years old.

terry

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Reply #14
Trying to achieve an honest and simple "enqueue and play" context menu function I read this thread, which reports an home-made program to fix just the context menu, but it's not so well specified. So I asked which registry keys this program creates/modifies, if it does anymore in the system, and if there's a way to return to the previous system situation (i.e. an uninstaller).
  • Last Edit: 08 April, 2010, 10:13:28 AM by havanaloco

  • ZhuGeLiang
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Reply #15
I haven't used this in years but here's how it works...

There are two buttons in the application. The Apply button sets the following keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.play\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.enqueue\command

The Remove button deletes the following keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.play
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.play\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.enqueue
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\foobar2000.enqueue\command

Either button sets the following key value to 'none'.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\

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Reply #16
Which keys in particular this program add to the registry? Does it do anymore?
Is there an uninstaller?

Context menu and file associations are now handled in a completely different way by using the "foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe", rather than only the registry.
Since Vista (January 2007 ) , this new, different method is required to open more than 15 files.

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