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Add Edit button to Internet Explorer toolbar

By: Arie Slob

If you make Internet Explorer 3.x / 4.x / 5.x your default browser, it lets you add the HTML editor of your choice to the toolbar. But you can't make the modification from within IE itself, you have to associate a new action in the Windows shell with the HTML file type. (Warning: this tip is for advanced users only. Screwing up a file-type association can make it impossible to launch your application, so be very careful.) Here is how to proceed:

  1. In Windows Explorer, select View > Folder Options
  2. Select the File Types tab
  3. Scroll down the list of file types until you see Internet Document (HTML)
  4. Select that file type and click Edit
  5. In the Edit File Type dialog box, click the New button
  6. In the New Action dialog box, type in edit as the action
  7. For the application used to perform this action, type the path and execuTABLE file name of the HTML editor you want to use (there's a Browse button to help you find the appropriate file)
  8. When you're done, keep clicking OK to close the various dialog boxes

When you next launch Internet Explorer, the main menu bar will have an Edit icon on the right-hand side. Click that icon to launch your chosen HTML editor, and put the current browser page into the editor.

Add HTML editor to Internet Explorer toolbar

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