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Post Posted January 3rd, 2017, 3:25 pm

In Win 7 attachments (to e-mails in T bird) can be opened with any program, and can be made to default to that program.
In Win 10 , the same attachments can't be opened, at least there is no choice of "open with" . A list of "apps" come up, with no explanation of what they are for. The only attachment I an open properly is a text file.

For example, in Win 7, and xls file can be defaulted to open office , which works fine.
In win 10 I am advised to get MS Office, with no alternatives, but if I save the attachment, I can easily open it with open office.

How do I find the "open with" function in Win 10? Or was this one of Microsoft's improvements?
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Post Posted January 3rd, 2017, 3:46 pm

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this is a Windows 10 issue and not a Thunderbird Support question.

If you are seeing a list of apps, shouldn't you be able to judge which one you need to select based on the file type of the attachment?

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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 7:14 pm

The name of an app with no explanation is not helpful.

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Post Posted January 5th, 2017, 5:57 am

And that's a Windows issue. You can search on-line for something like "What is xlsx" (or any other file name extension) to find a page like this one which tells you the default program associated with that file format.

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Post Posted January 6th, 2017, 3:35 am

Right-clicking on a file in Windows 10 gives me this?

  • Open
  • Print
  • Edit
  • Open with
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Post Posted January 7th, 2017, 1:17 pm

I'll try that Thanks

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