This thread is an excellent example of why TenForums.com is far above the Microsoft forum. The "experts" working there will not admit that Edge will not allow you to see online PDF documents in Adobe, Foxit, or any other PDF reader. Once the Micro employee runs out of wild goose chases to send you on, and gets backed into a corner, they just stop responding and the thread dies.
Here at TenForums.com, the visitor/member can see the end conclusion, and quit banging our head against the wall trying to figure out a solution, if none exists. If you click on a PDF document link while using Edge, that PDF document will download to your default download folder (which I don't like) and display itself within the Edge browser, with many PDF manipulation functions missing...and there's nothing we can do about it, as of yet. That's too bad.
Every time I get close to the point of finally making Edge my default browser, another shortcoming rears its head. Edge is so smooth and clean, but it's still too "dumbed-down" in the customizable options and features category. Hopefully that will change.
I don't know how to change the Edge default pdf reader, that without any "toolbar" or options menu is almost useless.
But at least I discovered that pressing the key combinations Ctrl+ and Ctrl- it enlarge and reduce the contained pdf document.
Better than nothing...
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10
Right click on the PDF document. Select - "Open with" (about 1/3 way down. Select "Choose Another App"
EVERYTHING WILL BECOME VERY CLEAR, HERE!!!!
January 9, 2016
If you're browsing with EDGE and click on a PDF document, that document will be opened by, and shown by EDGE. Even after following the advice given in this thread and every other source I can find for setting Adobe Reader as the default program to open PDF documents, online PDF documents will open in EDGE if the link is clicked on while using the Edge browser.
Has anyone yet discovered a way to have a PDF document open in Adobe Reader, even though Edge is the browser being used to view the webpage that contains the link tot he PDF document?
If I double click on a pdf file on the desktop it always opens it in edge, even if I set my preferred viewer as Foxit. The only way I can get it to open in Foxit or one of my other pdf viewers is to right click on the file and chose one from there. Why are we not allowed to choose a default viewer? Although of course when opening one from an Edge web page it's obviously going to open it in Edge, as do all other browsers.
Just find out the possible answer:
Microsoft Edge Microsoft Windows 10 will ship with two browsers: Internet Explorer 11 and the new Edge browser.
The Edge browser will be the default browser, and Internet Explorer 11 will be available to support legacy workflows. The new Edge browser will not have any support for ActiveX plug-ins. Therefore, the Acrobat/Reader plug-in won't work with Edge. For more information, see Change in support for Acrobat and Reader plug-ins in modern web browsers.
Use Internet Explorer 11 to open PDFs. To enable the Acrobat/Reader plug-in in Internet Explorer, see the steps in the previous section.