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    Default programs

    I have PDF-xchange pro which I want as te default pdf viewer. But it downloaded to the desktop, where it opens fine. BUT...

    It is not listed among programs when I go to 'set default programs' in control panel. I tried moving it to 'program files', but it still did not appear.

    On first opening of PDF-xchange, I ticked the option for it to be the default viewer. But it isn't. Everytime I click on a pdf file, whether on the hard drive, in an email, or on a website, it opens in the ghastlly Win8 app. And that involves going to the charm bar, then start, then desktop to get back to where I want to be.

    So frustrating. Does anyone know how I can make it the default viewer? Please !!

    Tim

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    Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a File Type...
    Scroll down to .pdf
    Click on change Programs
    Click on More Options
    Scroll down to Look for another app on this PC
    Browse to the PDF Exchange Executable
    Click on open

    Jerry

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    See if you have the PDF-Xchange Viewer listed in Add-ons for IE. Manage add-ons, enable PDF-Xchange Viewer. You can try to open a PDF file in your browser. You might be asked if you wish to enable PDF-Xchange Viewer.
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    The associate file type tip did the trick. Thank you.

    PS I hate IE. Even enabling pop-up blocker failed to stop windows opening all over the place. Even when on my bank's website, I suddenly get a 'Download This Now' pop-up. Is this a serious bank request or not? How easy for 'innocents' to get fooled. I much prefer Firefox and Chrome where this never happens. On Firefox I have, as well as Adblock Plus, 'Disconect' which even on this page stopped six scripts running. On Chrome I haven't installed any add-ons.

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    Adblock Plus is also available for IE. I have found that adding a couple of Tracking Protection also stops the pop ups.

    PDF-Xchange Viewer should also open PDF files in other browsers. Again you might have to enable it when you attempt to open a PDF file in your browser of choice.
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    I guess this is getting off topic, but distributing a browser (ie IE) that by default will end up with the user in a right (possibly dangerous) mess is inexcusable. Even if I got IE safe, I'd shun it on principle.

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    To each their own. In my case there were features I use on IE that were not workable for me on FF or Chrome. I will leave it at that because you are right, it is getting off topic. For those using IE, PDF-Xchange Viewer works very well. This is also my PDF reader of choice.
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