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How can I select a different app for viewing photos when a photo is tapped in file explorer, for example?

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You can't do that from File Manager, but you can do that from photos app.

Select the image and press Edit , You'll get several apps to open the image with, for Eg; Lumia selfie, PicsaArt, Pixlr, etc.

  • He is asking how to chaange the default app associated with a filetype i.e) the app which will be opened when a paticular type of file is clicked in email, one drive, filee manager, etc.... Your answer does not provide a solution. – Kolappan N Jun 10 '16 at 7:11
  • Well, we can't do that, You know that, right? – Ram Raj Jun 10 '16 at 15:37
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    Then your answer must indicate that in the first place and clearly indicate that there is no possible way. Any alternate workarounds can be added after that. – Kolappan N Jun 10 '16 at 16:06
  • @Kolappan, Ram said "you can't do that from File Manager" what is unclear here? – GlacialMan Dec 21 '16 at 22:15
  • @GlacialMan The OP asks for selecting a different app for viewing photos. He wants to select an app which opens phtos from File manager, whatsapp, email, onedrive, etc... File manager is just an example (the question itself says it as an example). I have asked this in my first comment. Cannot be done from file manager is not the same as cannot be done at all. I understand Ram's answer perfectly. I just want to improve it so that others can understand it well too. I hope this clarifies your doubt regarding my comments. – Kolappan N Dec 23 '16 at 2:35

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