You can add actions for edit, open and such. Nothing changed here and XP didn't provide a tool to setup edit or open choices.
So no, there is no native tool for this and yes, the OS supports it. I see there are plenty of open discussions about this one so I'll stop here.
Assigning a default program for a file type is pretty straightforward in Windows 7. That's kinda my problem. In previous days, say under XP Pro, I had a number of options available for each file type: open, edit, etc.
The problem I now have is that I'm limited in my choices, making for an inconvenient user experience. With PNG graphics files, I like to _open_ them for viewing in Internet Explorer, since it's lightweight and fast, but I like to _edit_ them with Macromedia FireWorks. Unfortunately, Windows 7 only appears to have one setting, "open," so I can't select specific programs for specific actions.
Is there a way to do this in Windows 7? A hack, or a tool, perhaps, if the operating system doesn't natively support it? Thanks in advance.