Open With Examples

BC3 logo BC version 3 or 4

Windows logo Open With Associated Application

Beyond Compare allows the user to launch a file's associated application from the Folder Compare by selecting the file, then selecting the Explorer submenu from either the right-click menu, or the Actions menu

Alternatively, you can configure a custom "Open With" command to launch the associated application.  Under Tools | Options select Open With and click New.

  • For Description enter:  Associated Application
  • Under Command line enter:  cmd /c start "" "%f"

This will cause a commandline box to temporarily appear as the command is executed.

Windows logo Open With Locate in Explorer

This command will launch Explorer in a new window, and select the file or folder.

  • For Description enter:  Locate with Explorer
  • Under Command line enter:  explorer /select,"%f"
  • Enable Accepts Files, Accepts Folders, and disable Refresh when finished, Multiple Instances

Mac logo Quick Look

This command will launch Finder's Quick Look preview window.

  • For Description enter:  Quick Look
  • Under Command line enter:  qlmanage -p '%f'
  • Enable Accepts Files and disable Accepts Folders,Refresh when finished, Multiple Instances

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