I would like to re-map existing shortcuts, right-clicks, etc so Q-Dir is opened instead of default Windows Explorer.
short of renaming ``explorer.exe in Windows folder - are there any settings I need to look at? maybe in Registry somewhere?
Run regedit.exe, go to
There is a program called InstantSheller that can start programs instead of the Windows shell.
It does essentially what Ratin's answer does in the registry, with a few more UI options.
I use it to boot my HTPC's software, hiding the Windows boot logo, login screen and explorer. You can revert the changes by opening the application again and clicking undo.