Wednesday, 15 February 2012

How to open PDFs in Google Chrome by default

When Adobe Reader annoyed me for the last time, I realised something: I don't ever actually need that program. So I configured Windows to open PDFs by default in Google Chrome. Here's how to do it in Windows 7:
1. Right-click a PDF and select "Open With" then "Choose Default Program".
2. Click the Browse button.
3. Find the Chrome executable (which is usually under C:\Users\[your_name]\AppData\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe). Select it and click "Open".
4. Make sure the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" checkbox is ticked and click "OK".
From now on your PDFs will open automatically in Google Chrome instead of Adobe Reader. Feel free to uninstall Adobe Reader and never think of it or its stupid face again.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Of course this only works if you have Google Chrome installed.
PPS - And if you ever deal with PDFs.

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