I've got both Acrobat Reader 7.0.8 and Acrobat 8.1.3. I want my browsers to use Acrobat reader when a pdf link is clicked.
Things I've tried....
In Explorer set File type .pdf to be opened by Adobe Reader, browsers still open pdf links using Acrobat.
turn off preference to Display in Browser
Run detect and repair
This seems to work until you run Acrobat and it resets everything.
I saw a link suggesting changing
HKLM\Software\Classes\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\EXE to point to AcroRd32.exe
That didn't work, even after reboot.
Is this possible or will Acrobat ALWAYS run from a pdf link in a browser if it is installed on the machine?
(in case anyone cares...I've got a Gov grant application that will only work with Reader 8.1.3 and the users need Acrobat for other uses so both applications must be on the systems. I know I can just have them download the pdf links but this generates confusion and woe...this is our current work around but I'd prefer a fix)
Adobe doesn't recommend both Acrobat and Reader on the same program. If
you want to have the browser use Reader. Boot the computer, run Reader,
and then don't run Acrobat. Reader should then be the program used.
I don't know if this will help, but I was just having trouble running reader (cliking on it would run acrobat instead) and I found a task running after I run acrobat called "acrotray" (which I naturally assumed had something to do with acrobat). I ended that task, and reader opens as it should. I don't know what effect that has on the stability of my system... :| Maybe there's a better way to end it - I don't know how.