Windows 8 users can change the default html editor for IE using Internet Options. In this tutorial, we are going to see the steps for including a new editor in HTML editor dropdown.
Please do the registry changes at your own risk as incorrect changes might make the system unstable.
For example, if you have installed Edit Plus on your Windows 8 and want to set Edit Plus as HTML editor then you can follow the below mentioned steps.
Copy the below content and create .reg file.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@=”\”C:\\Program Files\\EditPlus 3\\editplus.exe\” /n \”%1\” /o \”%u\””
Here Edit Plus refers to the name of the program that needs to appear in dropdown list. And C:\\Program Files\\EditPlus 3\\editplus.exe\ refers to the executable path of your editor.
Check path of the executable and save the .reg file. Then double click the .reg file to import the registry settings for the new HTML Editor. The following warning message will be displayed.
Click Yes to continue adding information to Windows Registry. And after successful import, you should see the following confirmation message.
Now the HTML Editor dropdown in Internet Option should display Edit Plus in the list.