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Chapter 4. Blazing Browsers: Real World ... > Make Dreamweaver the Default Editor

Make Dreamweaver the Default Editor

One of the best ways to learn is to examine existing pages on the web. Internet Explorer offers an Edit button on its toolbar that will open the current page in the editor selected. I’ve tested out this tip in IE 5.5 on Windows 2000 and IE 6 on Windows XP. If you’re using another Windows operating system or Internet Explorer version, this may or may not work. That said, let’s make Dreamweaver available as the default editor for Internet Explorer. First you need to open any folder on your system in Windows Explorer, and then choose Tools > Folder Options. Click the File Types tab, and then select HTML from the list of Registered File Types. Now click the Advanced button. Click Edit in the list of Actions, and then click the Edit button. In the Application used to perform action field, browse the Dreamweaver MX 2004 executable file. Whatever appears in that field must include quotations around the path, followed by a space, and then %1, so that it looks something like this:

"C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver MX 2004\Dreamweaver.exe" %1

Now launch Internet Explorer if it isn’t open already, and choose Tools > Internet Options and select the Programs tab. Assuming that all went well in the previous steps, you should be able to select Dreamweaver MX 2004 from the HTML editor drop-down list and click OK. Now the Edit button on the toolbar should open the current page in Dreamweaver MX 2004 so that you can examine or edit the code.

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