Within Windows Explorer, when the user right-
clicks on a file associated with NetBeans (such
as .java), and then selects the 'Open With'
submenu, NetBeans is displayed as 'runidew'
(rather than a friendly name like 'NetBeans
IDE'). The same is true when the user
selects Choose Program from the Open With
submenu -- the resultant dialog box displays
NetBeans as runidew.
A simple fix is to add a "friendly app name"
entry in the Windows registry, within
the "registered applications" area, for the
NetBeans EXE. The attached .REG file
demonstrates. [The alternative is to add Windows
version resources, bound to the NetBeans EXE,
with a friendly app name. If this is done, it is
recommended that an icon be embedded in the app
as well -- see next paragraph.]
Note that an icon is also missing, but is (IMHO)
less of a priority. [Despite my best efforts, I
cannot find any documentation regarding how one
specifies an icon for a registered application.
The normal Windows convention - creating
a DefaultIcon key, with the icon file name
stored in the default value -- does not work.
(This technique is used when registering file
types.) Windows normally obtains an
applications icon directly from the EXE, and it
may not be possible to specify an icon for an
application, within the registry.]
Created attachment 11844 [details]
NetBeans - FriendlyAppName Registry Entry (.REG File)
Vaguely related to issue #20052 ('Rename runide to something more
Reproducible in 3.6 with build:
I think the registry key could be changed easily (depends on wheter it
is used by NetBeans IDE ... but I think it isn't).
Renaming runidew.exe should have some consequences ... I'll
investigate it later.
Well it seems to be part of 4.0 release - I asked several developers
and managers and it is part of next release features.
Changing to ENHANCEMENT for better tracking.
Implemented in 4.0. Marking as fixed.