Having trouble with default applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iMacJoe, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. iMacJoe macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone. I own an iMac for my home computer and a MacBook Pro as my travel computer. Both of them have this exact issue. I have no idea if this is a widespread issue or a feature of the OS.

    Everytime I turn on either of these computers after a shutdown, my default programs for the internet, opening documents, and viewing PDF files have been reset to the original defaults. Am I missing something here? Both of these computers run Leopard.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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  3. iMacJoe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I open a PDF file, I tell it to open in Adobe, for instance, and then Adobe opens and says it is not set as the default PDF viewer, would I like to set Adobe as the default PDF viewer, click yes. That's how I change it for that. For the internet, I like using Firefox, so I either get a similar message opening Firefox, or I go into Safari and change my preferred web browser to Firefox.

    When I shutdown my computer and turn it on later, those things have been reset.
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried changing the settings for the default PDF reader using the get info command in the finder (file menu)?
     

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