Solved

windows 8.1, pdf files automatically open with "reader" app- how do I remove it?

Posted on 2015-02-05
3
404 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-05
Hi, I really do not like how when I open a PDF file my laptop automatically opens the "reader" app, how can I disable the reader app and make pdf files open just as they did with windows 7, with an app such as adobe reader? I don't like it because when I have to print something I have to click on too many buttons- also I don't like the option that when the reader app is open it hides all my other windows  So how can I permanently disable the reader app?
0
Comment
Question by:hydrive1902
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
veera earned 400 total points
ID: 40592819
Dearr,

Go to properties of any pdf file and click on change to change the default program to open, there you can select your favorite program to open it.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:ktaczala
ktaczala earned 100 total points
ID: 40592826
Install adobe PDF Reader it will take over or ask to take over PDF's.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:hydrive1902
ID: 40592831
thank you!
0

Featured Post

Save on storage to protect fatherhood memories

You're the dad who has everything. This Father's Day, make sure your family memories are protected. My Passport Ultra has automatic backup and password protection to keep your cherished photos and videos safe. With up to 3TB, you have plenty of room to hold the adventures ahead.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

912 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now