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    Default Pdf problem

    I have chrome set as my default for pdf's, but every time I export a pdf with XDPX it changes my default to firefox. Anybody know why and if there is a way to stop it as I prefer chrome and have to keep resetting it back as the default.

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    Question Re: Pdf problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsyjoe View Post
    I have chrome set as my default for pdf's, but every time I export a pdf with XDPX it changes my default to firefox. Anybody know why and if there is a way to stop it as I prefer chrome and have to keep resetting it back as the default.
    Is this a proper File > Export PDF or a File > Print > Printer > Microsoft Print to PDF?

    Viewing in a browser is a tad sloppy, why do you not use Adobe Reader or other PDF viewer?

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Is this a proper File > Export PDF or a File > Print > Printer > Microsoft Print to PDF?
    Its File > Export PDF and have never downloaded Adobe Reader as Chrome has always been fine for looking at PDF and was always been default until I was trying to export.

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    Like you, I use a browser (Edge) to view PDFs, and I also have FF installed. Xara exports and opens Edge, not FF. I'm thinking this may be Windows not Xara.

    Navigate to a PDF anywhere on your HDD, it doesn't have to be anything to do with Xara.
    Right click the PDF > Properties > Change > (go find Chrome)

    Yes, it should be the same as going to Settings, Choose Defaults, but when something doesn't work, try another.

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    Thanks Chris tried your solution same result as soon as I export its back to Firefox. which isn't bad just prefer the look of chrome.

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    Try making Edge the default. If FF still takes over, uninstall and reinstall FF. If Edge remains default, uninstall and reinstall Chrome.

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    You may have already done this, but if not, try 'open with' for any .pdf file and reset the pdf open default to the app of your choice.

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    Default Re: Pdf problem

    Thanks Chris tried this solution after I read your answer, no joy still does the same thing. For some reason xara likes firefox and resets my default every time.

    Thank you Initiostar, what you say is the very first thing I tried, resetting my default. As soon as I export a pdf xara resets it to firefox.

 

 

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