[ESS] R: R: Xemacs icons are not shown on win2000
d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Mar 26 14:48:07 CEST 2007
Thanks. I had tried this but the icon being in the .exe and the clinking
on "Advanced" had eluded me.
I am now able to get the icons I want to show up for the various file
types, which is excellent.
Since you have been so helpful, maybe you can explain something else to
Suppose I have a file which I want to open with XEmacs. To be explicit,
suppose I have a Makefile. Being a text file, I want to edit it using
XEmacs. I double-click on it and am asked to choose a program to open the
file. Now first of all, XEmacs is not on the long list of programs which I
could use. Then if I try and browse for the program, I go to xemacs.exe
click on it and the box saying open. But xemacs.exe doesn't get associated
with my Makefile. It is like xemacs.exe is a non-program.
On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI) wrote:
> I'm not running Xemacs, but GNU or Ntemacs on Windows XP, but don't
> think this matters. You've probably done some of the following steps
> already, but I include them for completeness.
> * In Windows Explorer, click on the Tools menu, and "Folder Options...".
> * Click the "File Types" tab
> * If the "TEX" extension exists, then click once on it (see below if it
> * In the options below the big list, click on "Advanced"
> * In the dialog box that opens, click on the "Change Icon" button.
> * In the dialog that pops up, click on "Browse".
> * The icon should be embedded in the Xemacs.exe executable file, so
> navigate to the folder where your Xemacs installation is (probably
> within the bin folder).
> If the TEX extension does not exist:
> * Click on the "New" button.
> * Enter TEX as the extension (leave the advanced options)
> * Now follow the steps above, but also perform the following steps
> * While in the "Edit File Type" dialog press the "New..." button
> * For Action type in "Open" (no quotes) and for the Application to use
> click on the "Browse" button and again find the Xemacs executable you
> want to use to open the file (Note, in Ntemacs/GNU Emacs on Windows I
> use "gnuclientw.exe" rather than "emacs.exe" or "runemacs.exe" so I can
> use gnuserver and have additional file opened in an existing emacs
> Hope this help.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of David Scott
> Sent: Monday, 26 March 2007 15:10
> To: 8rino-Luca Pantani
> Cc: ESS
> Subject: Re: [ESS] R: R: Xemacs icons are not shown on win2000
> I have a lot of trouble with Windows XP trying to create file
> associations to XEmacs and having the icons show up. Just one problem I
> would like to fix would be to have the XEmacs icon show up when viewing
> the contents of a folder.
> I have the file association so that .txt and .tex files are associated
> with XEmacs, but the XEmacs icon doesn't display.
> The answer below doesn't really help me although it seems to be about
> much the same question, because I can't find the icon file for XEmacs
> I would appreciate any assistance on this admittedly small but
> nonetheless annoying problem.
> David Scott
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, 8rino-Luca Pantani wrote:
>> Surfing the net I found this
>> I did not have a .ico file under C:\Programs\XEmacs, that was present
>> in the old version.
>> Now it is working properly.
>> I already tried this, but for some reason the "advanced" button is not
>> shown, and in its place thare's only a "resume" button.
>> All the other extensions show the "advanced" button, but .txt and .R
>> ones doesn't.
>>> On windows xp Start => Settings => Folder Options => File types tab
>>> then choose the R extension, Advanced button and then change icon
>>> button. I would assume Windows 2000 would be relatively similar.
>> 8rino-Luca Pantani wrote:
>>> Thanks, I already know, but unfortunately it do not works.
>>> The .R files are associated with xemacs, i.e. double clicking on them
>> starts xemacs, mozilla > with the R help and all the rest and the
>> system is working as usual.
>>> Win 2000 do not let me to change the icons of .R files (as well as
>> files for example),
>>> even if the association is working.
>>>> Right-click one of the files, choose Properties, then click the
>>>> Change button and choose xemacs.
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