[Moved] Change file extension association with Qt Creator



  • Qt Creator is not my favourite IDE yet, I don't want it to open each time I double click a C-File.

    Where in Qt Creator can I change this behaviour? I couldn't find such an option.



  • In windows?
    You can change the file assignements in the windows explorer.



  • [quote author="Gerolf" date="1321048535"]In windows?
    You can change the file assignements in the windows explorer.
    [/quote]

    But Qt Creator will still be considered the standard Editor for C files, I don't feel quite comfortable with that. I just need to click "Restore" and it's back there again.
    I was able to choose which file types I can associate this with during the install, but now I can't?



  • File association is an OS responsibility. It has nothing to do with neither Qt, nor Qt Creator



  • Apparently it's not, since Qt Creator changed the association during the install. I could change every single file type association made by Qt manually over explorer, but Qt would still be registered as the "Standard" (mind the quotation marks) program.

    Plus, how would I find out about every single file type associated with Qt Creator? Why can I associate them with a few clicks during the install, but not de-associate them equally easy?

    I'd hate to uninstall it, but if this is the easiest way to get rid of my problem, I'll look for a less clingy IDE.



  • Didn't the Qt SDK installer ask while installing? If it did, I find it perfectly acceptable for it to associate itself on installation to those file types.

    On restoring them: are you suggesting the installer keep track of how the associations looked before install, and provide some way to revert to that state? I have never seen this in any installer yet to date, so I don't quite get why you expect that of the Qt SDK installer.



  • Looks like Qt Creater is the first programm you have installed ever. ALL editors, IDEs and so on do that. And you can reassign an programm associated with any extension in a couple of clicks.



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1322128740"]I don't quite get why you expect that of the Qt SDK installer.[/quote]

    I'm not talking about the installer, I'm talking about the SDK. I expect what's common for other programs, let's take 7z for instance:

    !http://img.ctrlv.in/4ed233ca34ca0.jpg!



  • That allows you to make associations, but not to associate them with anything else, right?

    Note that the installer (SDK maintenance tool) is part of the SDK.



  • i think there is no ability in QtCreator such you describe,
    and easiest way is "http://www.fileinfo.com/help/windows_change_program":http://www.fileinfo.com/help/windows_change_program



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1322400225"]That allows you to make associations, but not to associate them with anything else, right?[/quote]

    Right, but I don't want to associate it with anything else, I want to de-associate it. Just take the 7-zip for instance, uncheck one of the boxes and a file with the respective extension won't be opened with 7-zip anymore.

    [quote author="qxoz" date="1322400610"]i think there is no ability in QtCreator such you describe,
    and easiest way is "http://www.fileinfo.com/help/windows_change_program":http://www.fileinfo.com/help/windows_change_program[/quote]

    Thanks, but this still leaves open the question how to de-associate all file extensions associated with Qt-Creator. I want not a single file to be opened with Qt-Creator by default.


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