Windows 10: default pdf reader

  1.    21 Oct 2017 #1

    default pdf reader

    I had foxit, it would not open pdf files as default, edge, firefox, chrome, they all opened as default depending which browser I was using.
    Uninstalled foxit, removed all traces with revo uninstaller.
    Reinstalled foxit as default.
    Went to apps and made foxit default.
    Pdf's from any website when clicked on open in browser window.
    It is just a minor annoyance but I expect my computer to do what I tell it.
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  2.    21 Oct 2017 #2

    Hi Wood, I can help you with Firefox. But I dont use Chrome and Edge, I only open it to make sure is working.


    1. Open about:config and search for "pdfjs.disabled", change the value to true

    2. In Firefox Options/General, scroll down to Files and Applications, for PDF File, Select "Always Ask".

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  3.    22 Oct 2017 #3

    You can't set the default program from inside a prog - since Win 8.
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    OR rt click a pdf, Open With - but be careful to navigate all through that menu and tick the box.
    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  4.    22 Oct 2017 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    You can't set the default program from inside a prog - since Win 8.
    Hi dalchina, he knows that. He did set Foxit as default PDF Reader in default apps. Read the opening post. But even after you do that, Firefox still opens PDF files using its own PDF Reader.

    So, if you dont want to use the PDF Reader built in Firefox and use Foxit instead, you have to disable the Firefox PDF Reader first. Thats what you get when you change "pdfjs.disabled", to true in about:config.

    After that, he needs to go to Firefox Options/General, scroll down to Files and Applications, and for PDF File, Select an option. I like"Always Ask" because it opens a pop up when you click on a PDF in a web page, the pop up gives the options to save or open the PDF. If you are using Firefox, is easy to check, create a new profile and test.

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  5.    22 Oct 2017 #5

    Settings/Advanced/Privacy and security/Content settings/PDF documents/Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome►On/Off
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  6.    22 Oct 2017 #6

    thanks bo, that worked for firefox, will check chrome later
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  7.    22 Oct 2017 #7

    Wood said: View Post
    thanks bo, that worked for firefox, will check chrome later
    You are welcome Wood. I am glad to help when I can. :)

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  8.    25 Oct 2017 #8

    thanks Edwin, that worked fine, only have edge left to fix, anyone know how
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