I suggest you ...

Make Path editor the default editor for any variable with paths in it.

The problem with the path editor is that

1) It can only edit the system path, not the user's path (they are combined by windows)
2) It's only available for PATH. There are many many other variables that define paths

Why not make it available to any variable. You could have a whitelist of known path variables (e.g. CLASSPATH, MANPATH), and check the values of others to see if they match the pattern of paths separated by semicolons.

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  • Sam Hasler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    1.5 Beta 6 works great for user path!

    I noticed another variable that some might find useful to be able to edit with the PATH editor: PSModulePath

  • Sam Hasler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The only version I've used is 1.5.0.173 Beta 3

    It sounds like 1.2.1 would have been more useful if it could edit the user's path variable.
    A way of seeing what the combined system+user environment would be might be useful, although as far as I'm aware, %path% is the only variable that is combined.

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