Open+, simply put, eliminates the issues of file associations in Windows - a problem not truly addressed until now. File association is simply an old mechanism in Windows inherited from the pre-Windows era (the DOS personal computer days). It works by looking at a file's extension which is the characters after the last dot of any file name (.html, .mp3, .jpg, .doc, and so on). Windows launches the program that last claimed that file type. The problem is that many programs can open a given file type, and until Open+, there was simply no sane mechanism in Windows to cater to multiple programs using the same extension(s). Furthermore, the program that takes 'ownership' of the file is usually the last program you installed and quite often is not the program you really want to own the extensions it took over. Open+ eliminates these issues and also enhances the very nature of associations in Windows. Key features of Open+ 2.0 are: the unique ability to associate many programs with many extensions in Windows. Does not tamper in anyway with your actual Windows associations - your icons will remain the same regardless of your Open+ settings so you always know what you are clicking on. Your settings in Open+ will always override Windows associations - never again will you have to suffer the inconvenience of installing new programs that 'take over' associations on your computer that you then somehow have to try and restore. Includes a number of 'Quick Start' features - you will be using Open+ with speed and confidence - within minutes.
|License||Free to try|
|File Size||5.15 MB|
|Operating System||Windows NT Windows XP Windows 98 Windows 95 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows|