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Joel Parker
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Username: Joelparker

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:27 pm:   

How can I change the Default log viewer from Notepad to something else. I have associated .txt files with a Unicode capable text editor but NowSMS still uses Notepad to open its log files. How can I change it to use the Unicode viewer, so I do not have to look at the 'boxes' in the logs anymore ?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2765
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 08:57 pm:   

Hi Joel,

Unfortunately it is hard coded to launch NOTEPAD.EXE, and there is no configuration parameter to change this.

I will submit an engineering request to ask to launch the log files to be viewed with whatever viewer is configured in Windows, instead of always launching NOTEPAD.EXE.

FWIW, I typically view the log files from an external program instead of using this user interface. I browse to the directory with V - The File Viewer ... and find it to be a good tool for searching through log files. (Although I don't think it does Unicode.)

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