Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader
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Thanks everyone – I’m all set – this was my first time asking this list a question and you were all terrific!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of William Hersh
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: setting Adobe as default PDF reader
tab to set default by app
tab to list box
arrow to Adobe Acrobat reader
tab to manage button press enter
tab to .pdf
tab to Adobe and press enter
Open Adobe Reader, then select “Edit” > “Preferences“.
Choose the “Select as Default PDF Handler” button.
Select “Continue“, then follow the steps provided.
Let Windows do its thing, then restart the computer.
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.
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.
If this is your way then I am wondering if Edge has a setting that is overriding Adobe?
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
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.
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.