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Change PDF viewer used to view files?

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Change PDF viewer used to view files?


    Hi.

    Not sure if I'm using the right terminology so please bear with me.

    If I download a .PDF document and then open it from the browser (Chrome) downloads area, the PDF is opened using the inbuilt W8 PDF viewer in the Metro interface. I would like to change that so I can open it using a PDF viewer of my choice (say Nitro for example) and preferably on the desktop instead of metro.

    Can someone offer a few pointers on how to do that?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Associate PDF files with your PDF reader.

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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    Posts : 231
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks David - that did it
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 231
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Im guessing I can do the same for downloaded image files (.jpg, .png etc. etc)?

    Would anyone care to recommend a free image viewer that I could use?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Im guessing I can do the same for downloaded image files (.jpg, .png etc. etc)?

    Would anyone care to recommend a free image viewer that I could use?
    Yes.

    IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Nice one - thanks again David
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome.
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