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Author Topic: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path  (Read 3390 times)

Nzyme

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IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:14:15 AM »
Hi,

I have often come across webpages that advise users to perform some registry operations for fixing / tweaking / etc. The steps would include something like - Open the following path in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

I am sure you would agree that navigating manually through every branch in RegEdit is a pain. I am looking for a program / add-on / script / etc, which can be used in the following way:

1. Select the registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

2. Right-click on the selected registry path and select a context menu option like "Go to" or "Open" --> "Registry". This would open RegEdit and all the branches in the selected path.

Would be a really helpful feature...Think about it...

Nzyme

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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
Try RegScanner

One of the features listed is Open Regedit to key in the clipboard.

Just close the search box(press Esc) and hit F7.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 01:10:06 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 11:17:01 AM »
RegJump is what I use (along with a simple AHK clipboard script).

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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 01:15:02 PM »
skwire, I think you mentioned that once before. Thanks for reminding. I have SysInternals Suite.  RegJump is a good candidate for Selector.  Once I drag regjump onto the Selector Gui, I can hit Shift / keys then double click RegJump to open RegEdit to the key that's selected in the active window. I forgot to add it to the list in Selector the last time you mentioned it.

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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 05:58:39 AM »
RegJump is what I use (along with a simple AHK clipboard script).

I tried using RegJump but nothing happens when I run it. I suppose I am missing something...Can you provide the steps to get this working along with AHK scripts?


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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 09:47:39 AM »
Haven't tried this one but there is a Firefox extension:

https://addons.mozil...on/open-regedit-key/


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Re: IDEA: Open Registry by selecting Registry Path
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
RegJump is what I use (along with a simple AHK clipboard script).

I tried using RegJump but nothing happens when I run it. I suppose I am missing something...Can you provide the steps to get this working along with AHK scripts?

The registry key to jump to should be passed on the command line.
C:>regjump hkey_local_machine\yadda\yadda

I made Selector as a general purpose way to launch a program or batch file with the selected or clipboard text as the command tail.  If I have RegJump in the list of programs, I select the registry key, hit the Selector hotkey, then choose RegJump from the list and hit the Go button. Items may be added to the list by simply dragging batch files, exe files, or their shortcuts onto the list.

You may download from this page

Of course you can set up a macro with any utility that can pass the selected text onto a program as command tail. FARR is one example.  But Selector is specialized to pass command arguments, paste selected text into an editor, open editor with selected text as a tmp file, etc..


« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 11:40:00 AM by MilesAhead »