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Opera 9.5 Beta (9.33) - File Association Fix.

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GSLEON3

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Okay, i still see a lot of people getting stuck on restoring file association when using the Opera beta. I thought I'd post the default PIE registry & file associations, making it "easier" (sort-of) to chose what is handled by Opera & what is handled by PIE. *Please note: this is for WWE ROMs & may differ for other languages.

Here are the File Assciation defaults for PIE:
Opera changes the following registry keys/values:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xhtmlfile\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xhtmlfile\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gifimage\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gifimage\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icoimage\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icoimage\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\file\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\file\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1


If you used the version that can't be uninstalled you can manually delete the following files in addition to changing the above info:

It also installs the following folders/files:
Application Data\Opera9\xxxxx (xxxx = too many to list; To remove, delete the main folder + the others listed)
\Windows\OperaL.exe
\Windows\wgtman.exe
\Windows\Opera9.exe
\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Opera Widgets.lnk
\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Opera Browser.lnk
& there is also the setup.dll setup info in \Windows\Appmgr


Finaly there are also these keys inserted into the registry; to remove, completely delete the following.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\_wgt_opwidget\DefaultIcon]
"" = %InstallDir%\Opera9.exe,-162

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\_wgt_opwidget\Shell\Open\Command]
"" = ""\Windows\OperaL.exe" "%1""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wgt]
"" = "_wgt_opwidget"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Keybd\ChangeBackVKeyCode]
"Opera_MainWndClass" = dword : 00000008

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Opera\Info]
"SplashProgressFPS" = dword : 0000000A
"SplashProgressHeight" = dword : 00000008
"SplashscreenPortrait" = "\Windows\splash_218x170_a.png"
"SplashProgressImage" = "\Windows\splashanim.bmp"
"SplashscreenLandscape" = "\Windows\splash_218x170_a.png"

With this information you can now control what is opened by Opera, what is opened by PIE or you can manually uninstall to restore PIE functionality without having to restore or hard reset.

Another little trick to keep Opera, but to use PIE as the default for all of the web related content is to use a recent pre-Opera Sprite back up, & do a partial restore, only restoring the "System Settings" located within the "System Data" tab.
 

a_ok2me

Senior Member
Apr 17, 2008
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Okay, i still see a lot of people getting stuck on restoring file association when using the Opera beta. I thought I'd post the default PIE registry & file associations, making it "easier" (sort-of) to chose what is handled by Opera & what is handled by PIE. *Please note: this is for WWE ROMs & may differ for other languages.

Here are the File Assciation defaults for PIE:
Opera changes the following registry keys/values:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xhtmlfile\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xhtmlfile\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gifimage\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gifimage\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icoimage\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icoimage\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe file: %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\file\DefaultIcon]
(Default) iexplore.exe,-1003

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\file\Shell\Open\Command]
(Default) iexplore.exe %1


If you used the version that can't be uninstalled you can manually delete the following files in addition to changing the above info:

It also installs the following folders/files:
Application Data\Opera9\xxxxx (xxxx = too many to list; To remove, delete the main folder + the others listed)
\Windows\OperaL.exe
\Windows\wgtman.exe
\Windows\Opera9.exe
\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Opera Widgets.lnk
\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Opera Browser.lnk
& there is also the setup.dll setup info in \Windows\Appmgr


Finaly there are also these keys inserted into the registry; to remove, completely delete the following.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\_wgt_opwidget\DefaultIcon]
"" = %InstallDir%\Opera9.exe,-162

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\_wgt_opwidget\Shell\Open\Command]
"" = ""\Windows\OperaL.exe" "%1""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wgt]
"" = "_wgt_opwidget"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Keybd\ChangeBackVKeyCode]
"Opera_MainWndClass" = dword : 00000008

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Opera\Info]
"SplashProgressFPS" = dword : 0000000A
"SplashProgressHeight" = dword : 00000008
"SplashscreenPortrait" = "\Windows\splash_218x170_a.png"
"SplashProgressImage" = "\Windows\splashanim.bmp"
"SplashscreenLandscape" = "\Windows\splash_218x170_a.png"

With this information you can now control what is opened by Opera, what is opened by PIE or you can manually uninstall to restore PIE functionality without having to restore or hard reset.

Another little trick to keep Opera, but to use PIE as the default for all of the web related content is to use a recent pre-Opera Sprite back up, & do a partial restore, only restoring the "System Settings" located within the "System Data" tab.
Doesn't seem to work for me. I change or delete the registry but it comes back.