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    Default Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    Hi all,

    I have openSUSE 11.2, 64 bits.
    I use Evince from the very beginning. Since a few weeks, when I want to open a .pdf file, Acrobat Reader appears and reads my file. It seems to have become the default reader now.
    However, I never wanted to change from Evince :this simple program is well enough for me.

    I tried various ways, but I can't define Evince as my default .pdf reader.

    How can I make Evince to become my default reader again please ?

    Thanks very much much for your help !

    W

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    If you're using KDE you can go into Personal Setting -> Advanced -> File Associations

    Search for PDF and then change the application preference order. (move Evince up)
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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    Another way, again using KDE, is to find a PDF file, any PDF file, and right click on it. You'll see the option to "Open With". At the bottom of the menu is "Other". Click it. You can choose which application you want to open this type of file. At the bottom of that window is a box you can check to make that application the default for that type of file.

    Bart

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    Quote Originally Posted by montana_suse_user View Post
    Another way, again using KDE, is to find a PDF file, any PDF file, and right click on it. You'll see the option to "Open With". At the bottom of the menu is "Other". Click it. You can choose which application you want to open this type of file. At the bottom of that window is a box you can check to make that application the default for that type of file.

    Bart
    Sorry, Bart.

    I forgot to tell I use Gnome.

    I already tried with open with but this choice is apparently not permanent. So, my problem remains ...

    W

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    In nautilus, did you try : right click -> properties -> Open With ?
    IMHO it's better not to use Acrobat Reader if you can avoid it. It's only in some rare cases necessary.

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    wba wrote:

    >
    > I forgot to tell I use Gnome.
    >
    > I already tried with *open with* but this choice is apparently not
    > permanent. So, my problem remains ...
    >
    > W
    >

    Do not use "open with" to make it permanent but right click -> properties
    (in nautilus) thnbe go to the tab "open with" in the properties dialag and
    choose the program you want to use. this will be permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    wba wrote:

    >
    > I forgot to tell I use Gnome.
    >
    > I already tried with *open with* but this choice is apparently not
    > permanent. So, my problem remains ...
    >
    > W
    >

    Do not use "open with" to make it permanent but right click -> properties
    (in nautilus) thnbe go to the tab "open with" in the properties dialag and
    choose the program you want to use. this will be permanent.

    --
    openSUSE 11.2 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | Gnome 2.28 | GeForce
    9600 GT | 4GB Ram
    openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | Gnome 2.30 | Quadro
    FX 3600M | 4GB Ram
    And I use neither Evince *or* Adobe Reader, but Okular (which has been my preferred PDF reader of choice for Linux), which, fortunately for me, is also openSuSE KDE's default (not often the case with other distributions, despite most of them including it or offering it as an option).

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    Hi all,

    I did the Nautilus trick and it seems to work. Thanks to all of you. By the way : I do not like Acrobat reader : much too intrusive; updates, every hour on the hour :-).

    Thank you,

    W

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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    How did Acrobat get onto your system anyway ?

    It must have been installed by a third party installation as it's not even in the repo's. It's quite typical when installing something like a PC game from a DVD that you can end up with Acrobat, which I always find very annoying. It's the sort of thing that happens a lot in Windows.
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    Default Re: Evince or Acrobat Reader - default pdf reader

    It must have been installed by a third party installation as it's not even in the repo's.
    acroread is in the non-OSS repo.

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