About Installer.ahk within portable version

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Subaru
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About Installer.ahk within portable version

04 Dec 2019, 11:06

Hey. I've been pretty confused about Installer.ahk after downloading zipped, portable version of AHK v1.1.31.01 some time ago. I did read that install version also provides some sort of portable functionality, but I went with zip. Yes, the name kinda gives its purpose away :facepalm: but do I need to even use Installer.ahk when AutoHotkey runs fine after it's extracted?

What I'd like to know is, do I need to use Installer.ahk in portable version, or just assigning them manually will do, and context-sensitive menus will be available when right-clicking .ahk files?
Last edited by Subaru on 07 Dec 2019, 12:24, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: About Installer.ahk within portable version

06 Dec 2019, 03:35

If you are using Windows 10; Start menu, select Settings, Apps, Default apps.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028161/windows-10-change-default-programs

Depending on the version of Windows 10 or Windows 8, you should be able to right-click on the .ahk file, choose "Open With", then "Choose Default Program". This will give you the option of always associating .ahk files with the AutoHotkey.exe from the zip file.
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Re: About Installer.ahk within portable version

07 Dec 2019, 12:30

My initial post was a tad confusing, I edited it a little. sorry about that. I know how to set file associations, I just didn't know if doing it manually would have the same effect (context-sensitive menus) if you didn't use Installer.ahk, but I imagine it would write to registry etc. I chose portable, since screwing something up on my side would let me quickly wipe it clean and extract again.

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