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Windows 7: Foxit

22 Sep 2010   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Foxit

I have Adobe 9.3.4 installed so if I download foxit which pgm will kick in to read a
PDF file???????????? Thanks


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22 Sep 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whichever of the two you set as the default PDF reader.
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22 Sep 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Right click on the pdf, click "Open with..", click "Chooe default program", then highlight adobe or foxit (whichever you want to be the default program), check the box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", Click OK. The icon for pdf files will change depending on which program you selected.
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22 Sep 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I have Adobe 9.3.4 installed so if I download foxit which pgm will kick in to read a
PDF file???????????? Thanks
Hi,

It's all based on which options you choose when installing the software. Most applications will check to see if you have other apps that currently open a particular file (e.g. PDF) and ask if you want to set the default reader.

However, if you wish, you can change the default app manually by right-clicking a PDF file and selecting 'Open With', then choosing the default app from there

Note   Note
When doing the above, please make sure that 'Always use the selected program to open this file type' box is checked.


Hope this helps


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22 Sep 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just switch over to Foxit and so far so good.
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Whichever of the two you set as the default PDF reader.
Forgive me if i'm wrong but he may need assistance in achieving this

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Right click on the pdf, click "Open with..", click "Chooe default program", then highlight adobe or foxit (whichever you want to be the default program), check the box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", Click OK. The icon for pdf files will change depending on which program you selected.
Excellent suggestion

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Just switch over to Foxit and so far so good.
May need a bit more info that 'just switch' due to possibly preferring Adobe for PDF useage
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22 Sep 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Should have added if you want less bloat, and fewer security issues then try Foxit!

If you don't like it go back to Adobe Reader.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Should have added if you want less bloat, and fewer security issues then try Foxit!

If you don't like it go back to Adobe Reader.
A valid point

For those interested then This Thread will be of some value
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22 Sep 2010   #9
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK thank you all for the answers

The only time I use Adobe is reading bills & bank statements.

I'm going to use Foxit & see what happens
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22 Sep 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you do install Foxit, be aware that it comes bundled with Ask toolbar ... uncheck the box!!
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