Changing Default PDF Viewer in OS X?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Nawlins, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Nawlins
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    macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2003
    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...

    Thanks, Alex
  2. iLikeMyiMac
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2004
    St. Louis
    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.
  3. alexstein
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    macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    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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