on Win7 64 I could with CS5 associate all popular bitmap formats with Bridge.
That way when double-clicking an image in windows-explorer I got a preview with Bridge.
If so desired I could then fully open that file from the Bridge-Context Menu (open with...)
I would like to have it set up the same way with CS6 but I fail miserably.
Bridge indeed shows previews of all supported formats by using "Browse with Bridge" but I can not
get Bridge to gain focus and to let me preview images on Explorer-doubleclick.
Inside Bridge I have already reassigned the desired formats to Bridge (from Photoshop) but it has no effect.
Assigning Bridge as a Standard-Program for certain file-types from within Windows
does not work either. Browsing to the installation-folder and pointing to Bridge.exe has no effect.
Bridge does not get accepted and not even offered as one of the options to open a bitmap.
Images instead on Explorer-doubleclick either open with MS-Paint
or are even sent to the printer without confirmation which is particularly nasty.
Even after a second install and cleaning I do not get this set up.
Did anyone run into the same problem and knows how to fix this?
Yes and that indeed caused a lot of problems.
I went the recommended route and used the cleaner-tool but found pretty crazy thatan entirely new install was necessary.
But I am not sure if what I see is related.
Maybe Adobe simply does not want Bridge CS6 to work the way I want to set it up.
Is there a Windows-User out there who could make Bridge CS6 open jpgs by doubleclick in windows-explorer?
thanks but that script seems to work in previous windows os's only.
It does not install on win7. According to comments this happened not only to me.
Actually I also don't want a context-menu entry but files to open on doubleclick.
You may also have to set flle associations in the OS. On the road right now but in Win 7 look in Help for file associatons to see how to get there.
I've been there before my first post. That does not work.
The good news is that I got a workable solution for Win7 64 and CS6. The .reg-files found here give access to Bridge on File-Level (not as Adobe-Default default per Directory).
So one can simply rightclick any file and preview it in Bridge.
I still had some nasty remaining Context-Menu-Entries such as "Preview/Edit" and then the same again in my OS-language which could not easily be deleted from the Registry.
With this cool tool I could clean up. Now there's only "open" which uses the assigned Editor and "Preview in Bridge"(through the additional .reg-key).
Ok, I also renamed the default Windows-Picture-Viewer .dll (there are two - one in 32bit and one in the 64 bit programs-folder) which got rid of additional
context-menu-entries. Warning: Although pretty easy to handle one should know a bit about what one's doing before running these tools.
Previous registry-backup doesn't hurt either.
Bridge is very useful, bummer only that some darn obvious stuff to make it interact with windows is not in place.