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Old 10-18-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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Evince as a default viewer


Hi,

I made a mistake by installing Adobe Reader on my box. I am a big fan of Evince, the "Document viewer", but I wanted to try this new reader from Adobe.
After removing it, my PDF files are not recognized as PDF files any more and each time I double click on one of them I am presented with the "Open With" menu!

What should I do to get things back as they were before doing this "Big" mistake?

Noha
 
Old 10-18-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Try removing, and reinstalling Evince.
Whenever I try out something new like this, afterwards, I re-run the dpkg-reconfigure script to set Evince as my default PDF & document viewer.

I'm not sure, but I don't think Fedora has a synonymous function.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, I followed your advice and nothing happened, the problem is still the same.
By the way, I use Fedora 7, and KDE is my GUI.

Noha
 
Old 10-18-2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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I could do it from the file manager settings (konqueror), I can double click and open them now, but now the files appear as iconless (no icons to represent them)

Noha
 
Old 10-18-2007, 02:22 PM   #5
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OK I could solve the problem.

Choose the icon for the .pdf (.PDF) files from the propert menu and that's it.

Noha
 
Old 10-20-2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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If you're running KDE, why not install and run Kpdf? It has really nice Konqueror integration.
 
  


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