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All my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Started by Tianxiang Weng May 28, 2021
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Thank you.

Weng
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e-a0df-1f40ff016de2n@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng  <wtxwtx@gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi, >Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why? > >Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
> In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>, > Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote: > >Hi, > >Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why? > > > >Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday? > Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format > files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect > that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,
> Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don't have its control. I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal. Thank you. Weng
On Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 15:06:51 UTC+8, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
> On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote: > > In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>, > > Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >Hi, > > >Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why? > > > > > >Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday? > > Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format > > files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect > > that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer. > Craig Ruff, > > > Did you install a Chrome update? > Chrome gets its update automatically and I don't have its control. > > I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs > > After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal. > > Thank you. > > Weng
Hi, how to change it back?
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:06:51 AM UTC-4, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
> On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote: > > In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>, > > Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >Hi, > > >Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why? > > > > > >Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday? > > Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format > > files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect > > that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer. > Craig Ruff, > > > Did you install a Chrome update? > Chrome gets its update automatically and I don't have its control. > > I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs > > After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal. > > Thank you. > > Weng
Weng, The YT video is marked private so when clicking on it, unable to view. :( Kate
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:06:51 AM UTC+1, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
> On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote: > > In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>, > > Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >Hi, > > >Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why? > > > > > >Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday? > > Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format > > files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect > > that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer. > Craig Ruff, > > > Did you install a Chrome update? > Chrome gets its update automatically and I don't have its control. > > I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs > > After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal. > > Thank you. > > Weng
Dear Weng, Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access) Many thanks! All the best, Tijana
> Dear Weng, > Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access) > Many thanks! > All the best, > Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select 'Open With' then 'Choose another app' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the 'Always use this app to open .PDF files' checkbox. Kevin Jennings
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:51:33 AM UTC-4, KJ wrote:
> > Dear Weng, > > Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access) > > Many thanks! > > All the best, > > Tijana > You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select 'Open With' then 'Choose another app' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the 'Always use this app to open .PDF files' checkbox.
A new machine seems to default to making various MS apps the default if you give it half a chance. I do exactly the above to fix the issue when found. You can also go into a settings dialog and address all of the file types at once. That's what I had to do for LibreOffice to get the umptynine file types away from MS office and Edge. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote:
> > Dear Weng, > > Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access) > > Many thanks! > > All the best, > > Tijana > You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select 'Open With' then 'Choose another app' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the 'Always use this app to open .PDF files' checkbox. > > Kevin Jennings
Thanks!!! This worked easy
On Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:58:05 AM UTC+1, brenda Carlin wrote:
> On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote: > > > Dear Weng, > > > Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access) > > > Many thanks! > > > All the best, > > > Tijana > > You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select 'Open With' then 'Choose another app' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the 'Always use this app to open .PDF files' checkbox. > > > > Kevin Jennings > Thanks!!! This worked easy
Kevin Jennings - Thanks!! Your solution worked perfectly. Best, Cindi