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Adobe Reader default browser?

by volvogirl / April 1, 2015 3:56 PM PDT

Sorry didn't know what section to post this under. I got a new Brother Printer and the User Guides are listed in Adobe Reader. When I click on the Software User's Guide it opens up in my Chrome browser and won't open any of the links or pages. It says we recommend using IE. How do I change a setting in Adobe to make it open in IE instead of Chrome? Or where do I need to set that? Is that the Default browser setting in my Windows 8.1? I don't think I ever changed that from IE. Links in my Emails default to IE.

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Re: defaultt
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 1, 2015 6:30 PM PDT

You're not clear. Especially, what is "listed in Adobe reader"?

Assuming this is a .pdf file (easy to check by showing the file extensions in Windows Explorer) just run Adobe Reader and use File>Open to open the file.

And maybe set Adobe Reader to be the default program to open a pdf-file with? That's easy.


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Change the default browser
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 1, 2015 6:40 PM PDT

It looks like your Chrome browser is set as your default internet browser. You can change default settings in Start > Default programs

However, I agree with Kees. I would suggest you use Adobe's free Adobe PDF Reader instead. If you haven't got it already, download the installation file from here;

But BEWARE that web page. Make sure you de-select the Optional Offer if you don't want that. Mostly we don't.


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Adobe web site
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 1, 2015 6:46 PM PDT

Sorry, I just noted that the link I gave is a UK link, where I live.

It should still work for you as clicking it should re-direct you to your own local Adobe web site.


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