The Case of the Phantom Adobe Reader
My desktop has Adobe Reader set as the default program when I click on a file in file manager. I have Acrobat 9, though, and I want that to be the default.
Sounds easy, right? Problem is, control panel won't let me change it, even though it lists Acobat as an option. Even if I use the "Open with..." right-click option and pick Acrobat it opens in Reader.
And here's where it gets weird. I don't have Reader on my machine. I uninstalled it trying to make this issue go away. It is not listed as a program in my program list in either Windows Control Panel or CCleaner. Acrobat is, not Reader. Yet, PDFs open in Reader.
If I open Acrobat separately, I can browse and pick a file and open it and work with it just fine. I only cannot pick a PDF in file manager and have it use Acrobat.