Change the Internet Explorer source editor.

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Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. By default, it launches "Notepad" when trying to view the source. However, you can make use of your favorite Text or HTML editor in place of "Notepad". This setting enables you to change the "Source Editor".
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Description:
Internet explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. By default, it launches notepad when trying to view the source. You can right-click on a webpage and choose the option "view source" in internet explorer or select source option from the "view" menu. Upon choosing this option, internet explorer will launch "notepad" to show the source of the current web page. However, you can make use of your favorite text or html editor in place of "notepad" through the setting provided below. For this, go to start > run, enter "regedit" and search the key hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\internet explorer\ and then create the keys "view source editor" and "editor name" like listed below, if they do not exist. You can modify the string value "default" in the key "editor name" to set the full path and filename of your new source editor. For the changes to take effect, close all internet explorer windows and then launch it again. Now, open any website and then select "view source". It will open in the new editor (that you specified). When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]</b> and create a new key "View Source Editor" under "Internet Explorer" key.
Third, create a subkey as "Editor Name" under "View Source Editor".
Fourth, right-click on 'Default' and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the 'Value Data' as complete path and filename of source editor that you wish to incorporate with Internet Explorer like "C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe". Once you are done, click on 'OK'.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: View Source Editor
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Editor Name
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: (Default)
  • Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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