How do I run a custom command for
tel: links in Windows 10?
I'm trying to open phone numbers formatted as links with
dialer.exe. I was able to do this successfully with
callto: links by adding the path for
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\callto\shell\open\command (details here).
However, this didn't work for
tel: links. This post suggested that
tel: links need to be configured in
HKCR\tel\shell\open\command instead, but that didn't work, either.
Trying to configure
tel: links via Windows Settings or the Control Panel only gives me the options to open them in Chrome, Skype for Business, or "Look for an App in the Store". In the Control Panel, I tried in Set Associations and Set Default Programs. In the Settings app, I tried "Choose default apps by protocol".
This post suggests that I need to delete the
Tel key under
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\Capabilities\URLAssociations\, but it appears that only removed Chrome from the list of suggested apps that appears when I try to open a
This post said I should clear
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\tel\ProgId, but that just brings up the window to choose between Skype and a Windows Store app again.