Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader


Barbara Black
 

Thanks everyone – I’m all set – this was my first time asking this list a question and you were all terrific!

 

Barbara

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Hersh
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Hi Barbara

 

Via windows:

 

windows key

default apps

tab to set default by app

tab to list box

arrow to Adobe Acrobat reader

tab to manage button press enter

tab to .pdf

press enter

tab to Adobe and press enter

close window

 

alternatively:

 

Open Adobe Reader, then select “Edit” > “Preferences“.

Select “General“

Choose the “Select as Default PDF Handler” button.

Select “Continue“, then follow the steps provided.

Let Windows do its thing, then restart the computer.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barbara Black
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Dan – thanks for checking it out – I think that you are right, somehow Edge was over-ridding Adobe.  But, in the meantime, Bill White  gave me his phone # and walked me through another way to change it – we went to a PDF document in Explorer and went through an  “open with” dialogue which  allowed me to change it for all PDF documents.

 

Again, thanks for helping me figure this out.

 

Barbara

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Hi,

  Not sure you are doing anything wrong.  I just tried this and here were my steps:

Hit space bar

Tab button to cycle through choices

Hit enter once my choice was announced.

Closed settings.

  If this is your way then I am wondering if Edge has a setting that is overriding Adobe?

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Black
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Thanks Dan – I am using Windows 10 (JAWS 18) and I pressed space bar and then enter, closed it and then tried opening a PDF document and it still opened with Edge.  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong.

 

In the meantime, I realized that, instead of just hitting enter on the file I want to open (from explorer file list), I can choose “open with” from shift F12 and that seems to get around the problem.  Thoughts on this? o

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Hi,, If you are using Windows 10 and you hit enter on Adobe you are good to go.  There is no “save” button just close your settings center.

 

Dan   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Black
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: setting Adobe as default PDF reader

 

Hi all-

My computer had been set  to open all PDFs in Adobe  But when I changed my default browser from IE to Chrome, my computer changed my PDF reader from Adobe to Edge which I cannot get JAWS to read.  .

 

I tried going to applications/settings, change defaults and gone to list of applications.  I pressed enter on Adobe but  can’t figure out how to complete the process.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Barbara

 

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