[K12OSN] OT: Set adobe acroread as default for opening pdf files

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 15:04:21 UTC 2010

This is OT, but ... how do you set Adobe Reader (acroread) as the default
application for opening pdf's as a system wide setting?  Firefox uses the
plugin properly, and opens pdfs with acroread, but from Nautilus, they are
opened with one of three (evince, kpdf, document viewer) and adobe isn't
even listed as an option.  Typing acroread filename opens correctly.

Why do I need this? Because the above 3 take a 3MB pdf and when they try to
print it, it expands the silly file to 106MB which doesn't work.  Acroread
prints the file without any issues.

Dave Hopkins
Newark Charter School
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