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    Question 10.6.3 - Problems with PDFs
    Hey all!

    I'm new to Mac-Forums.com and I've got a complicated (or simple?) situation.

    I originally had somehow lost preview, and I'd gone without it for quite a while. For the past few months I had been using Gimp to view PDFs - a major hassle, having to open each page in a separate window. Luckily, I bought Snow Leopard (10.6) because I needed the new SDK for some programming, which coincidentally would re-install preview. The install was clean, and I was pretty excited . However, when I went to change the default app to open PDFs (right clicking the PDF, then mousing over "open with" and choosing a default option) with preview, the "open with" selection was unavailable - i.e. gray.

    --- Luckily, after rebooting, the problem was solved---

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    When that option is greyed out in that window, you need to change the "recommended applications" option to "all applications" .... see here.


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    that's not what I meant, but nvm
    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
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    When that option is greyed out in that window, you need to change the "recommended applications" option to "all applications"
    I'm sorry, I'm not sure that you understood me - I can't reach that window. I'm unable to get to that type of formatted finder so that I can change the default programs.

    --- Luckily, after rebooting, the problem was solved---

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