I wanted to change the editor used when clicking on “Edit this Script” on an Autohotkey icon, from Notepad to Notepad++. There are many references to this, but they all assume that Autohotkey is installed and I’m running it semi-portably. (i.e. I have the files on a flash drive and I never installed it.)
I saved the following in a .reg file in my Autohotkey folder, so I can load it into the registry wherever I plug in my flash drive.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AutoHotkeyScript] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file] @="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file\shell\Edit] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file\shell\Edit\Command] @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe\" \"%1\"" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ahk_auto_file\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe\" \"%1\""