Adobe Fireworks has taken over association of .gif files
again (and probably my other file types). I had fixed this
before, but I probably installed an update or another component of
CS3 Suite or something, and its taken over again.
But now I can't find the fix. There's nothing in prefences
that I can find. I vaguely remember I had to download an small
helper program to break this association?
What a pain. When I double click a .gif file, I just want it
to open instantly in my lightweight image viewer. Not take 7
seconds to fire up Fireworks.
I know I could go into my image view and reassiciate it
there, but then the next time I fire up Fireworks its going to take
over again I think. I need to find out how to tell it not to do
that. Thanks for any help.
Windows lets you TAKE associations, not GIVE them. You can't
Fireworks to disassociate, but you can tell another program
associate. And you can make it "stick" if done properly:
1] Right-click one of your GIFs and choose Open With >
2] Select your lightweight viewer from the list, or use the
button to locate it
3] You MUST enable the checkbox for "Always use this
program..." if you
want the setting to last for more than this one time!
4] Click OK
5] Your GIFs are now permanently associated with your
lightweight app -
unless you tell Fireworks (or another app) to take over them