Not sure why you are so
confrontational, Joseph is extremely involved with Microsoft
and I agree that Microsoft of course wants you to use Edge
for reading PDF files since it is their product, they want
you to use it the same way as they remind you to use Edge as
Your reasoning impresses me.
First, regarding the “no mystery” “because
the average sighted person wants to use edge for pdsf’s” “and
ms wants it that way””.
That really tells us a lot.
We’re truly much better off with that
answer versus none at all.
The only thing better would be, had you had
elaborated and explained what edge can do with pdf’s that
adobe can’t do, and whether those advantages are forbidden to
us due to inaccessibility?
Secondly, “I am sure the access team knows
Is also extremely helpful as no foundation
was provided as to how you have “special knowledge” of this
info; maybe you directly wrote to them, maybe you work for
Again, the reasoning is so perfect, that a
little decoration of that sort on top would take the cake.
Thank you muchly.
No mystery as to why MicroSoft wants to use
Edge as default pdf reader.
For the average sighted user, Edge is able
to handle pdf’s, and MS wants it that way.
I am sure the accessibility team knows
about this and will recommend installing Acrobat Reader
instead if asked.
Mail for Windows 10
Shirley, for some unknown reason, Microsoft
has Edge defaulting as the reader for PDF files. It is a
mystery to me why they did this.
Dean’s methods should work, and the one
using the properties and accessing the change button, should
change the default to Adobe Acrobat rather than Edge so future
PDF’s will open correctly.
I think everyone may want to write
accessibility@... and mention how useless Edge
is for PDF files to open in Edge.
“Definition of an expert: An ex is a
has-been and a spirt is a drip under pressure.” – Bruce U.
In Windows 10, there are several ways to
get a pdf document to open in Adobe Reader, which is what you
want. I’ll mention a couple.
First, when in the e-mail client, focus on
the attachment and use the application or context menu key to
see what choices are offered. One will likely be to save the
document. Once you do so, go to Documents where it prob ably
resides and focus on it. Use the application key and press H
until you hear Open With. Adobe Acrobat Reader will probably
be among the first choices, if it isn’t, the menu allows you
to choose another app, and you can locate it there. If you do
so, you can tab to a check box to always use this app to open
If you can get the pdf saved, or if you
have another one on your system, focus on it and press
alt+enter to bring up its properties. Once there, tab once to
the Change button and press space. Tab to the list of
potential apps to use to open pdf files and choose adobe
Let us know if this doesn’t work.
First, thanks to those of you who answered
my question about using convenient OCR. It’s awesome!
Now, for another challenge (to me, anyway).
A medical person has emailed me an important pdf attachment.
I’ve been able to open them in the past. But I haven’t needed
to for a while. I’m running JAWS 2018 and Windows 10. I
started using Gmail just recently and am still learning to use
Meanwhile, I started importing the Gmail
into Windows Mail for quick and simple emails—it’s faster for
me right now.
Anyway, my problem is this: PDF attachments
won’t open. I press enter, and the word “EDGE” is read at the
top and that’s all. So I went directly to my Gmail account,
and the same thing happened. How did Edge get involved? Is
there any way to be able to read this pdf attachment? Help!
Thank you so much.