Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by keng11, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. keng11 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2014
    Is it possible to change the default setting in preview to make Adobe Reader the default reader, and if so how do I do it please?

    Thanks for any help in advance.

  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, here's one method that should work.
    Choose a .pdf file that you might have. Get Info for that file.
    Go to Opens With, and set that for Adobe Reader.
    Then, also click the Change All... button in that same section of the Info window.

    That procedure MIGHT not be permanent, particularly as you get PDF files from other sources, so you may need to repeat that same procedure occasionally, just as an update for you system. (I have seen in my experience that PDF files are strange beasts, and will sometimes not cooperate with your default system settings, but your experience may be different.)
    You can also use an app that will give you a means to set defaults for a lot of different situations, and that may work more reliably for you.
    Try out RCDefaultApp. I have never used it, but it is often mentioned for needs such as yours.
  3. keng11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2014
    --- Post Merged, Jun 22, 2016 ---
    Hi DeltaMac,
    Thanks very much for your reply, sorry for the late reply from myself and that method you suggested did work to set the default Adobe Reader.

    Thanks again.

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