Acrobat – File AssociationLocked
Installed: 1) Adobe Acrobat 6 2) Foxit PDF Reader. 3)WinXP Pro, SP2 Athlon64; 512 RAM.
File Association for .pdf (in Windows Explorer) = Foxit, full path.
More and more docs on the Internet are in .pdf format. In particular, a TechRepublic Download opens a .pdf file
Problem: When I go to a website and click on a .pdf file, it very often opens in Acrobat, which is a nuisance if I only want to read it. Acrobat is slow and cumbersome, and closing that window/tab, in any one of IE, Avant or FFox or OPera elicits an Awful Warning and takes forever.
How do I ensure that that a .pdf file by default opens in Foxit? I have the same problem if I make the file assocn Acrobat Reader.
On the other hand, if I double-click a .pdf file which has already been saved on my HDD, it opens correctly in Foxit.
So is it something to do with all my browsers, is there some way to set file associations in them? I cannot find one.
Is it something to do with .pdx remining associated with Acrobat?
I very rarely originate a .pdf, but I might edit one, so I still need Acrobat.
Thanks in advance,