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Old Aug 29, 2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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Changing Default PDF Viewer in OS X?

I like Adobe Reader much more than Preview for viewing PDF files. Is there any way I can change the default PDF viewer from Preview to Adobe Reader so I don't have to close Preview after opening a PDF, start Adobe Reader and open the file I just need (which I was just viewing a moment ago)? Computer specs are in signature...

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Old Aug 29, 2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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click on a pdf and press command + i.
Under the open with: select what you want to open it with and then click the change all button.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 12:57 AM   #3
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you can also do it this way:

right click on the icon you want to open
left click (get info)
left click little arrow (open with)
change the application to open your pdf document
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