Translate code from Mac to PC

Ray ray at linkit.com
Fri Nov 22 16:05:12 CET 2013


Hi Mark,

Thanks for this insight.  Personally I don't like Reader since it always 
goes full screen on Windows 8 forcing forcing me to grab the top center 
of the whole screen with a 'claw' and swipe it all the way to the 
bottom.  And then I'm dumped off at the 'metro' view of Windows 8, 
something I rarely use.  So I think I'll just stick with my new 
discovery, Foxit, which opens PDF's in a reasonably sized window on the 
desktop.

Ray

On 11/21/2013 9:11 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Hi Ray,
>
> The default app for PDF's is Reader. On Windows, you can't open a PDF in the default picture viewer. On Mac OS X, you can open PDF's in Preview. This is because Apple added some API's that allow QuickTime, QuickLook and other apps and services to render PDF's. Windows doesn't have such an OS-wide API for PDF's. If you don't want to use the default app Reader on Windows, you'll have to install Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader or another Windows compatible PDF reader.
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> On 22 nov 2013, at 02:48, Ray wrote:
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>> Yeah, I tried that but every time I try to open a PDF I get an error from Windows Photo Viewer which says it can't open that kind of a file.  Can you open PDF's with Windows Photo Viewer?  If so maybe I need to update my copy or something.
>>
>> On 11/21/2013 8:17 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>>> Ray,
>>>
>>> That is really unnecessary, unless Foxit Reader provided more than just the ability to view pictures. You can easily change the default app for picture files in Windows. I changed it from Photo to Windows Photo Viewer and can now view pictures in a window instead of full-screen.
>>>
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>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Mark Schonewille
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