Windows 7/edit a program


Dear Mike,
I wonder if you could kindly advise me how I might go about "looking inside" a program with a view to modifying or editing it so as to make a small alteration to the function?
Thanking you,
Ken Tourle.

Hello Kenneth

Since every program created is done so with various programming methods, such as C++, Ruby, unlike the old days of programming in Basic language, most times you are going to first need to be a programmer to be able to even get as far as "looking inside" therefore what I might suggest if you are interested in this sort of thing is first get to know the program you are interested in by contacting the maker of said program. If you click on HELP there will be ABOUT and this will tell you where you can get more information.

As with simply getting to know the program inside out, I always say to check out the  "tools/Preferences" section of the program. I suggest reading a blog post here that I created with regards to this:

in case this is actually what you are looking for.


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