Windows 10: Edge: Force Download PDF Files, or Open in Reader?

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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Edge: Force Download PDF Files, or Open in Reader?

    dogital said: View Post
    ... Or is there anyway I could use adobe reader to open PDF documents in EDGE? ...
    Is there a way to force Edge to download PDF Files, or open in Acrobat Reader?
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       07 Aug 2015 #2

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Is there a way to force Edge to download PDF Files, or open in Acrobat Reader?
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks, but I want to download the original, not print it.
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4

    I am running Windows 10 and I have went into default programs menu and I have set Adobe Acrobat as my default PDF reader. It is very easy to do, go to start and enter default programs. Of course you have to download Adobe Acrobat first, but still a very quick and easy thing to do.
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5

    Perhaps check the PDF program's options and see if theres something that does what you want.
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       07 Aug 2015 #6

    Just change the default PDF reader to Adobe Acrobat. I changed my to Foxit Reader and it works great in Firefox. I do not use Edge.
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  7.    18 Sep 2015 #7

    Looks like everyone is happy with having .pdf files open inside your preferred browser? I'm trying to figure out how to have online links to PDF documents open those documents in the Adobe Acrobat/Reader window, when using the Edge browser. Not in Edge itself. Edge dumbs down the PDF manipulation options, the same way Windows 10 dumbs down O.S. options, as compared to Windows 7. This new guy running Microsoft, Satya Nadella, must really have a low opinion of the average consumer's intelligence.
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  8.    19 Sep 2015 #8

    AllenChicago said: View Post
    Looks like everyone is happy with having .pdf files open inside your preferred browser?...
    Absolutely not. As in OP, my preferred option is to download any PDF files, but failing that, open in Acrobat Reader.
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  9.    19 Sep 2015 #9

    Asked & answered, your honor.
    How do I disable the useless Edge PDF Reader???
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  10.    19 Sep 2015 #10


    If your happy to muck around in the registry, try this downloads to>>> desktop.

    hkey.current.user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explore\user shell folders 374de290etc\%USERPROFILE%\Desktop

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