new user here: have used mac's since 88 and now I am stumped: have macbook pro and have used pdf files lots in the past: for some reason ibooks now appears when I click on a pdf file (web sourced and files sent to me eg receipts) and the ibook now launches and I cannot open any of the pdf.extentions. used to use a simple pdf reader (think it was acrobat?) Do not want to use ibooks : cannot even figure out how it is now my default. Layman terms feedback please... can anyone help me get back to a simple pdf launcher for OS X elcap 10.11.6 (visual impaired and finding the hunting very tiring) MUCH appreciated --- Post Merged, Mar 31, 2018 --- OMG... just answered my own question.. not as stupid as I look right? :~] selected the file without launching: hit COMMAND info and selected Open with options. geeeeeez sometimes it's just that simple.