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Google Picasa has taken over "Windows Print Wizard"...

pawhe955
Grafter
Posts: 106
Registered: 31-07-2007

Google Picasa has taken over "Windows Print Wizard"...

Hi all,
Myself and the in-laws are both running Google Picasa (3.5.x), but we've noticed something different on the two machines (both Windows XP_SP3).
If I "right-mouse-click" (e.g. bring up the "context menu") on a ".jpg" file when using Windows Explorer, the Windows "Print Wizard" kicks in, and I can print o.k. However, when the in-laws do the same action, the print function from Picasa kicks in.....
I've tried looking at Windows Explorer "Tools"->"Folder Options", "File Types" tab, as I seemed to recall that you could edit which application performed certain actions  (e.g. open, edit, print, etc.) in the context menu on a per file type (extension) basis. But when I look at "jpg" extension, where the "Advanced" button normally is, there is now a "Restore" button. And that's on the system that's working "natively" - e.g. Windows print wizzard, that has not been changed to Picasa's print function.....
Anyone have any ideas where I can look on the in-laws system to check/change what happens when you select "print" from the context menu for a ".jpg" file..?Huh
Thanks,
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pawhe955
Grafter
Posts: 106
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Google Picasa has taken over "Windows Print Wizard"...

Don't seem to get too many replies to my techie posts....  Cry
Is it because I ask difficult questions, or stupid questions....  Wink
Go on, be harsh - I can take it..!!
P.
VileReynard
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Google Picasa has taken over "Windows Print Wizard"...

It's because they are Windows questions! Grin
Actually, have you looked at that awful concoction known as "the registry"?
Somewhere (in its many megabytes) of total rubbish will be a print action slightly attached to a jpeg, jpg, .jpg or similiar...
This print command will either specify about 20 hex digits - or picasa.
So search your registry for picasa (there will be many matches)!!!
If it was Linux, it would be trivially easy. Grin

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Posts: 1,229
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Google Picasa has taken over "Windows Print Wizard"...

find / -name [pP]icasa* -exec rm -rf {} ;