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Chrome launches Cakewalk to play midi..?

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Just today I was trying to play some random online midi files while browsing in Chrome, and every time I tried, it launched Cakewalk with the midi file loaded into a new track, ready to be played manually.

I hadn't used Cakewalk since the last few updates, but online midi files used to play in a native Chrome  midi player.  

Any ideas how to stop them from  loading into Cakewalk and launching it? It's a pain, plus it creates and stores a project and file. What a mess to maintain.

Thanks for any help.

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Assuming that your were not downloading the MIDI files - here's 2 Chrome extensiond that play MIDI in the browser.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cloud-midi-player/aagimlbccniocacfjiipcfagjpaigiab?hl=en-US

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/midi-player/ggdnfelcdiebaofocemalnfclifhbfij?hl=en-US

If you are downloading the files with the 'Open' option - the problem is that MIDI files are now associated with Cakewalk instead of whatever app was playing them before.  If this is the case and you are using Windows 8 - 10 you can use the instructions found on the link below to re-enable the default system MIDI player:
https://superuser.com/questions/997896/how-to-re-enable-the-default-midi-synth-in-windows-10

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Which leads me to an annoyance, which is that by default, the installer associates .mid files with Cakewalk.

I doubt that everyone who installs Cakewalk wants to edit a MIDI file with it every time they double-click on one.

Do they?

I usually just want to listen to it.

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On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 6:33 AM, cosmic gumbo said:

plus it creates and stores a project and file

That should not happen, when you exit Cakewalk, the project file should no longer exist.

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On 2/10/2019 at 9:52 AM, Chuck E Baby said:

That should not happen, when you exit Cakewalk, the project file should no longer exist.

He must have clicked 'save' somewhere along the line for that to happen......

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2 hours ago, whistlekiller said:

He must have clicked 'save' somewhere along the line for that to happen......

and named it ?

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