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    Default HTML Editor via group policy

    Does anyone know if there's a way to change the default HTML editor via group policy? As in, when you're in IE and go to view source, I want it to open in Notepad rather than the IE viewer type thing. This is set in Internet options, programs, HTML Editor but I can't seem to locate it within group policy. I've googled it and there's very little that comes up.

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    You can change file associations via GPO, but I am not sure whether it would work in this case. Just open an existing user configuration GPO or create a new one, expand User Configuration -> Preferences -> Control Panel Settings, then right click on 'Folder Options' and click New -> Open With. From here you can specify a file association and a program to open it with.

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    Thanks but that doesn't work, when you alter the editor within Internet options it doesn't alter the actual file association, just how a page is opened when you click "view source".

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    You'll need to use Group Policy Preferences to set the default HTML Editor to Notepad. The relevant registry keys are...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default HTML Editor]
    "Description"="Notepad"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default HTML Editor\shell\edit\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,4e,00,4f,00,\
      54,00,45,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,45,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,\
      00
    ^ The hex value above is the REG_EXPAND_SZ value pictured below.


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    Thanks, that looks good.

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