Windows 10: Set the default application of win 10

Discus and support Set the default application of win 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My pdf files are currently unable to install the open application by default, when I install Foxit Reader to open it, Windows automatically changes to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Dragon24887, May 16, 2019.

  1. Set the default application of win 10


    My pdf files are currently unable to install the open application by default, when I install Foxit Reader to open it, Windows automatically changes to Edge when I restart the computer. Please help me.

    :)
     
    Dragon24887, May 16, 2019
    #1

  2. How to set default applications on Windows 10?

    Hi Tommy,



    Thanks for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    From the above description, I understand you want to set
    Foxit Phantom PDF as a default program to view PDF files on Windows 10.



    You will be able to set default applications by file type and by protocol on Windows 10. To set a default program that is not present, you will have to download and install the application on the PC.



    If you have already downloaded and installed
    Foxit phantom PDF
    application on the PC, follow the steps below to set as default and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Default programs and select the top most search result.
    • Scroll down the page and click on Choose default apps by file type from the window.
    • Locate .pdf file format, click on the program which is set to open the file type and select
      Foxit phantom application from Choose an App window.
    • Close the window and check if you are able to open .pdf files in
      Foxit Phantom.


    Write to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, May 16, 2019
    #2
  3. Unable to set default browser

    • Does this issue happens while you try to set other browser as default too or is it specific to specific browser?

    Any browser.

    Already did the steps you suggested. It's some kind of bug where it's impossible to set a default browser at all.

    I heard elsewhere from one other user
    that it seems to be a problem with upgrading to 10 on the SP3. Sounds very specifc.
     
    guustavooo, May 16, 2019
    #3
  4. SewHelpMe Win User

    Set the default application of win 10

    Default Program Settings Not Setting/Selecting


    I have read a lot of posted articles using Google search, but none of them are quite the problem I am experiencing.

    My hardware is an ASUS Transformer T100TAM. It came with Win 10, but husband installed our registered Win7 in order to get the free Win10 upgrade.

    When I go to Settings->Set Default Programs I have found 2 problems.

    (1) an application I have installed (EditPad by JGSoft and Adobe Acrobat Pro) is not available to be selected as a default application instead of OneNote or NotePad or Edge.

    and
    (2) when the application I want is available from the list and I select it, nothing happens. For example, under select default browser, FireFox, MS Edge and MS IE display. No matter which one I select, it returns to the "choose a default" as if I never selected anything. (What I want is FireFox). I have tried setting using by file type (extensions) and protocols. Same result.

    Some articles I read suggested the problem is somehow related to the manner in which the OS was upgraded but I found no solutions to the problem.

    I would really like to have my preferred text editor, browser and PDF Editor as the defaults and not be constantly asked to set them in settings where I can not.

    Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.
     
    SewHelpMe, May 16, 2019
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