[K12OSN] OT: Set adobe acroread as default for opening pdf files
dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 15:27:30 UTC 2010
And ... I think I know what happened. I upgraded to 9.3. Apparently the
upgrade DELETES all of the AdobeReader.desktop files and does not replace
them. I have restored these files from backup and now AdobeReader is once
again used to open pdf files. One server down, 5 more to go. ;)
So ... why does the latest update for Adobe Reader delete these files?
On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:09 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Quick addition: in /usr/share/applications/defaults.list the defaults for
> pdf are set as:
> But system still only uses Adobe with Firefox.
> Dave Hopkins
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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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