# [tex-live] TeX Live 2011 & PS_View

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Mar 16 10:10:22 CET 2012

```On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 08:16:14AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Philip,
>
> continueing my email according to "install all" ... I don't
> repeat my friendly introduction, you know me anyway ;-)
>
> On Do, 15 Mär 2012, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> > I did not give permission for the TeX Live installer to change
> > my file associations; the TeX Live installer did not ask my
> > permission to change my file associations.  SO WHY HAS IT
> > DONE SO ?????
>
> First of all, you have been around here for long enough, that you *should*
> know what comes, or you should have written it right in the beginning:
>   Which installer did you use?
> So assuming that you used the wizard installer, that is the 5-click-finished
> installer that is the default on WinBlows, I am surprised to see that,
> the default is to change only *new* associations. So if you did NOT
> have any default association, one will be created by the installer
> to ps_view. But if you have already one, then it should NOT be changed.
>
> Now that opens a few questions more:
> - did you really have an association?
> - which OS version?
>
> (Tomek, Siep) Can you provide a pointer into the registry where one
> can check that by hand?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\classes\[.pdf|TL.PSView.view]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\[.pdf|TL.PSView.view]

> If that has really changed an existing association, that this is a bug
> and I am surprised that it has not been uncovered in the last 2 years,
> because we didn't change that part of the code since long time.

For 2011 I made changes in TLWinGoo wrt handling of extensions and
filetypes. Among other things, I added support for OpenWithProgIds
subkeys, for opening files with right-click / Open with...

The default for the wizard installer still seems correct: I
installed SumatraPDF as default viewer and then did a complete
wizard install, and the result was as expected.

However, SumatraPDF writes entries under HKCU and I still need to
test whether it handles Acrobat settings under HKLM correctly for a