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How do a set a default program for opening a file type? I want to open PDF files in Adobe Reader not the Apple one.
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How do a set a default program for opening a file type? I want to open PDF files in Adobe Reader not the Apple one.
Control-click a PDF document, hold down the option key and select Adobe Reader from the "Always Open With" menu. Or you can go to Get Info and do it from there.
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I did that but what do I have to do to make adobe reader the default for opening pdfs in safari?
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get info

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i did that, my problem is when i follow a link in safari to a pdf fit still opens it in the apple program not adobe reader.
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This happens with me too, its a nightmare. I have just installed Acrobat reader 7 and removed acrobat reader 5, it still opens in the apple previewer. This is even AFTER setting Acrobat reader 7 as the default program.

Any ideas?

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This happens with me too, its a nightmare. I have just installed Acrobat reader 7 and removed acrobat reader 5, it still opens in the apple previewer. This is even AFTER setting Acrobat reader 7 as the default program.

Any ideas?
This may be the solution:

http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/

I also found this:

http://www.caddpower.com/cms/osxtigersafariviewpdf.htm

Hopefully there's something in there to fix this for you.
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Thank you, this may help is problem but mine is not a browser related problem, its happening in OSX tiger.

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