Old 5th April 2001, 04:17   #1
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I can't disable the "directory context menus"
it come back to 'checked' after i unchecked it.
is it a bug?

BTW....is it able to change the playlist winshade fonts
so that i can support system fonts?(in order to display chinese)

Thx
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Old 5th April 2001, 05:24   #2
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1. make sure that \program files\winamp\winamp.ini is not read-only
and make sure that winamp exits correctly, buggy plugins can cause errors, otherwise winamp doesn't save the settings

2. no. it's a bitmap (text.bmp)
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Old 7th April 2001, 22:13   #3
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i have the same problem...
it's really nasty, i just can't get rid of that shell extension.

the winamp.ini is NOT set to read-only and winamp exits "cleanly". so it seems to be a real bug

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Old 8th April 2001, 00:45   #4
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Do you have the Winamp Agent enabled?
If so, try disabling it for now (Prefs -> Agent)

Also, try unchecking "Register files on Winamp start" (Prefs -> FileTypes)

Do this, then exit Winamp.

Reopen Winamp & try unchecking "dir context menus again"
Close Winamp & reboot.
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Old 8th April 2001, 11:55   #5
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I'm having the same problem with 2.74. I never had the problem with 2.73. I'm running Win2k. I can't disable the context menu. I tried deleting the winamp.ini file and letting WA rebuild it for me. I unchecked the option and closed WA succesfully. The only plugin I have is the MAD MP3 decoder. I'm not using WA Agent.
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Old 8th April 2001, 14:24   #6
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Weird!
I can't reproduce the bug; checking & unchecking the option works fine for me.

It's got nothing to do with Winamp.ini, I don't think there's a relevant line therein.
It's probably got more to do with a Win2k or IE5.5 security bug.

If it were possible, the easiest way to sort this would be to:
Goto : Windows Folder Options -> File Types
Scroll down for "File Folder" entry
Click "Edit"
Remove entries for Winamp (Play / Enqueue)
However, you can't do this, because Windows won't allow you to edit or remove the entries for File Folder from here . . . yes, M$ sux big time!

However, all is not lost . . .
The only way to remove these entries is via the Registry.

First make sure you have:
1. Made sure no files in the Winamp dir are Read-Only, including the dir itself.
2. Removed the checkmark for "Dir context menus" in Winamp Prefs -> FileTypes
3. Removed checkmark next to "Register files on Winamp start"
4. Disabled Winamp Agent (uncheck all 3 options in Prefs -> Agent)
5. Fully closed Winamp

Start -> Run -> Regedit -> Okay
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
Delete the following keys:
Winamp.Enqueue
Winamp.Play
Winamp.Bookmark

Warning:
Only use Regedit to edit the Registry if you 100% know what you are doing.
Otherwise, get someone qualified & experienced to do it for you.

Let me know if this works.
Best of luck dudes!

ps.
chiphead
I'm not sure if it's possible that the MAD plugin could be causing the problem?
It's unlikely, but . . . I was wondering whether you've remembered to disabled the default Fraunhofer-based MP3 plugin again (in_mp3.dll) after upgrading to 2.74 . . . however, if I were you, I'd disable MAD & use the default plugin instead . . . it's totally awesome these days!

[Edited by DJEgg on 04-18-2001 at 08:43 PM]
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Old 8th April 2001, 15:05   #7
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The context menu went away after I deleted the registry entries. However, when I checked the option and restarted WA, and then unchecked it and restarted again, the option was still checked. It looks like it has the ability to turn itself on, but not off. I still think this bug is unique to 2.74. I tried doing a complete uninstall/reinstall and the bug still existed. I also deleted the MAD plugin and that didn't affect anything.

[Edited by chiphead on 04-08-2001 at 11:26 AM]
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Old 9th April 2001, 18:51   #8
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Indeed, it appears to be a bug. I am running NT 4 SP6, so it is not a WIN2K problem. It occurs even if you do not install it with directory context menus, and whatever options otherwise you choose. If I keep 2.62 (came with Netscape) on the system I can turn it off there, but then what's the point?

I'll just run the old version until 2.75 appears ;-)

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Old 10th April 2001, 00:20   #9
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Hmm . . . are any other people here using Netsc(r)ape too?

rrapp
Is the version that came with Netscape still installed after you install 2.74, or did you manage to uninstall this first?
eg. your old version is installed in C:\Program Files\Netscape somewhere, and the new version in C:\Program Files\Winamp.
If so, maybe there's a version conflict in the Registry where the old version is somehow clinging on to these settings?

Like I say, if it was a (universal) bug, then it'd effect us all.
But it works fine for me . . . and probably 1000's of other users too.

There's got to be some simple reason / rational explanation for the cause of this behaviour.
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Old 10th April 2001, 01:18   #10
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I installed it three different ways on two machines.

1) Overwrote the existing installation. Did not work, as described problems with the directory context menus.

2) Separate directory. Same problem, but I could use the old install to fix the directory context menu settings.

3) Since there is no uninstall of the Winamp with Netscape, I deleted the files and directory (after backing up) and then hunted for references in the registry, noting any keys and values before blowing them away. I then installed and it worked just like before.

If you can tell me how to completely uninstall it, since I perhaps did not do so, I will try again. I am at a loss.

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Old 10th April 2001, 11:53   #11
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Just a FYI: I tried the context menu on a Japanese Win2K system. Same problem. Went back to 2.73, problem disappeared.
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Old 10th April 2001, 13:39   #12
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So, is 2.73 available somewhere so I can verify it works without incident for me as well? It may be that the problem is NT/2K related, and those without problems run Windoze 95/98/ME? Just a thought.
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Old 10th April 2001, 14:09   #13
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http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/...mp273_lite.exe
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Old 10th April 2001, 19:46   #14
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Thanks. I did not think to browse the directory of the 2.74 link, thinking foolishly there would be a link to browse on this site somewhere ;-)

Yes, 2.73 works fine. One odd thing is that despite the fact that I have never had directory context menus enabled, when I installed 2.73 (like 2.74) and told it *not* to enable them it still does. The difference is that with 2.73 I can turn them off ;-)

I'm still guessing it is an NT/WIN2K support issue in 2.74.

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Old 11th April 2001, 00:26   #15
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Maybe it is a Win2k/NT issue?
I've no way of testing this personally, only with Win95c/98SE.
A few forum members & mods use Win2k, but if there was an easy way of getting them to read this thread, it'd be interesting to see if they experience this problem with 2.74 as well.
Whatever the case, if it does turn out to be a Win2k related bug, I'm sure the developer team will fix it for the next release.

http://www.winampheaven.com for all releases of Winamp

btw, to uninstall the Netscape bundled version:
Start -> Run : "C:\Program Files\Netscape\......\Winamp.exe" /UNINSTALL
(or whatever the correct path is)
Then install v2.73/4
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Old 12th April 2001, 09:26   #16
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I'm having the same Directory Context Menus problem with 2.74. I am also running Win2k. I am not using the Winamp Agent, do not have any plug-ins installed, nor do I have Netscape installed.

2.73 doesn't suffer from this problem. I also tried 2.74 on a system running Win98SE though, and it seems fine.

Weird.

BTW, would somebody who has the developer team's ear please ask them to have Winamp respect the Directory Context Menus setting when installing over an older version? It's a bit annoying to have to keep unchecking it when upgrading...
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Old 15th April 2001, 18:53   #17
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i have winamp 2.74 and i can't disable the context menu's either
i'm running win2k too
i don't want a quick fix, a fix in the next version would be fine
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Old 15th April 2001, 23:55   #18
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I am running WinMe with WA 2.74 and have no problems whatsoever with context menus, so it hast got to be an NT/Win2K thing.
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Old 16th April 2001, 00:32   #19
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I had this problem as well. I fixed it by editing the registry. I'm on Win 2000 with 2.74 standard version. So maybe there is some sort of problem somewhere.
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Old 17th April 2001, 00:17   #20
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Have this problem too. Winamp 2.74, Windows 2000
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Old 17th April 2001, 00:27   #21
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Therefore I conclude that this must be a 2.74 vs Win2k bug, for sure.
You can be guaranteed that it'll be fixed in the next version,
but in the meantime the quickfix is outlined in my post/s above.
(be sure to remove the checkmark next to "Register files on Winamp start" in Prefs -> File Types, and to temporarily disable the Agent, otherwise the checkmark next to "Dir context menus" will return even after editing the registry)

[Edited by DJEgg on 04-17-2001 at 06:59 PM]
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Old 17th April 2001, 02:47   #22
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Yeah, Win NT based OS's seem to get it, I'm running win2k along with winamp2.74 and i also get the problem. Thanks thou DJ Egg, shall try your method now.
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Old 17th April 2001, 08:13   #23
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If they're fixing this bug for the next release, can someone pass the word along to fix a related issue?

Installing a newer version of WA over an existing one always checks the Directory Context Menu option, even if it was unchecked before. AFAIK, it's the only option that gets reset on reinstall. Is it possible for WA to check that reg entry to see if it's disabled during install?

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Old 18th April 2001, 15:42   #24
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Same problem. Winamp 2.74, Windows 2000.

The fix above worked cleanly, I deleted the Winamp Bookmarks key entry in the Registry as well.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 19th April 2001, 00:41   #25
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Yes, I forgot about the bookmark entry . . . oops!
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Winamp.Bookmark
I've edited my post above to include this entry as well.
Cheers for bringing it to my attention, RatsoPrizo.
Anyway, glad the fix worked for you . . . phew!
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Old 4th May 2001, 12:48   #26
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Looks the context-menu bug is still there in 2.75. Now the menu checkbox looks like it is off, but when you righ-click on a mp3 file, it still has the menus.
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Old 4th May 2001, 20:31   #27
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Oh poo!

I take it my manual fix still works though?
Hey, maybe there's a spare job going for me in the dev team dept. ?

Has anyone here submitted this bug via the feedback form yet?
http://www.winamp.com/support/feedback_fereal.jhtml

nb. some of the form fields haven't been updated for a while, so if there's no relevant option available from the drop down menus, make a reference to it in the main message body. (eg. OS = WinME)
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Old 7th May 2001, 14:05   #28
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Ok I submitted a bug report. Hopefully 2.76 won't have this bug.
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Old 19th June 2001, 01:35   #29
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Ok the problem is back in 2.76. I unchecked the "Directory Context Menu" under preferences, and it has no effect in Win2K. I still see the context menus when I right click on mp3 files. I even went into the registry and deleted the shell extensions, but after I start Winamp, these registry setting come back. It's hard to believe that none of the beta testers are running Win2K.
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Old 19th June 2001, 02:15   #30
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What?

It comes back even if you uncheck both:
"Dir Context Menus" & "Register Files on Winamp start"

Close Winamp

Edit the registry (as above)

Reboot

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If so, then methinks I should also be adding this one to
The Official Winamp 2x Bug List

btw, I still can't reproduce this myself.
It's gotta be another of those famous Win2k-specific jobbies.
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Old 25th June 2001, 17:30   #31
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DjEgg this is what I'm doing:

1) I uncheck the the context menu.

2) close winamp

3) go to regedit

4) delete everything under
--HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\winamp.exe\shell
--HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.File\shell
--HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.Playlist\shell

5) close regedit

6) I right-click on mp3 and the context menus are gone.

7) I double-click on the mp3 file, and it gives me a prompt "open with what application" so I hit cancel.

8) I start winamp again.

9) I double-click on the mp3 file, and it starts playing in winamp

10) I right click on the mp3 file and now the context menu is back.

I'm using Win2K sp2 on a fresh install.
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Old 25th June 2001, 23:06   #32
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Someone's not been reading my instructions too well

At no point did I tell you to delete ANY of:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\winamp.exe\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.File\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.Playlist\shell

This extract is from my 2nd post above:

The only way to remove these (dir context) entries is via the Registry.

First make sure you have:
1. Made sure no files in the Winamp dir* are Read-Only, including the dir itself.
2. Removed the checkmark for "Dir context menus" in Winamp Prefs -> Filetypes
3. Removed checkmark next to "Register files on Winamp start"
4. Disabled Winamp Agent (uncheck all 3 options in Prefs -> Agent)
5. Fully closed Winamp

(* Winamp Dir = "C:\Program Files\Winamp" - by default)

Start -> Run -> Regedit -> Okay

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
Delete the following keys:
Winamp.Enqueue
Winamp.Play
Winamp.Bookmark

Basically, these 3 keys are also in the left pane, directly under:
Directory ¬ Shell

By deleting the keys you outlined above, you removed all filetype association from Winamp. The reason they got re-associated when you opened Winamp was because:
1) They are still entered under extlist= in the winamp.ini file
2) You didn't uncheck "Register files on Winamp start"

In future, make your associations via Winamp Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> Filetypes
Select the extensions here (mp3, m3u, pls . . . etc)

As long as you don't go deleting the wrong registry keys, you should only have to do this once.

Capiche?
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Old 26th June 2001, 00:11   #33
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DJegg I appreciate your help. I did the what you told me and now the context menu except "play" is gone. I'm just po'ed that you have to do this everytime I install a new version of Winamp. Also the other boxes (register types, enqueue as default, and Directory context menus) were indeed unchecked when I closed Winamp in step 2. The fact of the matter is the checkboxes do not function properly since 2.75 in Win2k. Please put this on your bug list. Thanks.
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Old 26th June 2001, 04:00   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by chiphead
Please put this on your bug list
It already is:
The Official Winamp 2x Bug List

Hmm . . . "play" is still there, eh?

Fact is, it shouldn't be there in the first place.
If you click this (for a folder containing audio files) does Winamp open up & start playing all files in that folder?

Is there a "Play" key under: H_C_R\Directory\shell ?

If not, does the following key exist?
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Winamp

btw, the * (asterix) key will be right at the top of the list

Oh, and yes, you're right . . .
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\winamp.exe\shell
This key shouldn't exist . . . or at least it doesn't in my registry anyway
(unless it's a Netscape specific entry? fyi, I don't have Netscape!)

But, whatever you do, please leave the other keys/strings well alone!
(Winamp.File & Winamp.Playlist)

[Edited by DJEgg on 06-26-2001 at 06:41 PM]
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