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Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:37:09 PM »
Can I view a PDF without it taking up my whole screen?  I dont get this windows 8 sometimes.   I want to open a pdf and still be on my desktop to be on the internet.  What gives?  What do I do?



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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 01:27:38 PM »
384 views and no reply  :'(

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 02:45:44 PM »
guest can reply now.. too bad one of them hasn't.   i'm not sure.  i'm still figuring out windows 8.. i'll see if i can find help for you.

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
guest can reply now.. too bad one of them hasn't.   i'm not sure.  i'm still figuring out windows 8.. i'll see if i can find help for you.

No huge deal, I was just surprised it had so many views.  8 hurts my brain, I heard they're at least bringing back the start button. 

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:05:03 PM »
not trying to troll or anything, but I thought Windows 8 was supposed to be all mighty and everything. 

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 08:22:22 PM »
 :uhm no:

that's like someone asking what button is what that does what on some great game and then saying.. HEY!  I thought that game was supposed to be great!
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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 08:57:16 PM »
what? You used "what" 3 times in a 7 word segment... confusing.

My previous post was based on the title of this thread and how Omega said that windows 8 makes his brain hurt...

I don't know how Windows 8 is, sounds not so good then?  It seems that Microsoft has been pushing the hell out of it, so I thought it would be really good.  
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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 09:17:07 PM »
Looks like all you have to do is install the desktop version of Adobe Reader?  I don't know.  Just did a quick search and this is what I found.  

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Early on in my Windows 8 tenure, I opened a PDF which I had assumed was using the desktop version of Adobe Reader. It transpires that this wasnít installed, and the default Reader (Metro) app from Microsoft was used. Given I was in a rush, trying to read the contents of this PDF, while also wishing to see the pop-up messages from the desktop, things got a little frustrating.

Of course I later installed the desktop version of Adobe Reader and all was well again. However, I couldnít help but think this is all an unnecessary hurdle. These two worlds live side-by-side, yet theyíre not on good terms at all.

Itís worth stressing here that Iíve only touched on what I feel are the fundamental pro(s) and con(s) of Windows 8. I deliberately didnít touch on a whole range of issues that will simply require a user to learn the new world order.

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/10/25/windows-8-one-thing-i-love-and-one-thing-i-hate/

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 09:43:49 AM »
Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(
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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 03:51:38 PM »
Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(
perfect!  i need to do this too!

thanks chaz!

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 04:55:23 PM »
Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(
perfect!  i need to do this too!

thanks chaz!


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Yeah, no thanks to Szabada or anything... didn't Chaz just agree with what I posted as being what you needed to do?   :tumble:  :cig:

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 05:06:17 PM »
sorry brah!   i didn't click your link.  i just looked at what was written.  chaz's was easy for me to understand right away with my simple mind.

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 08:29:55 AM »
Looks like all you have to do is install the desktop version of Adobe Reader?  I don't know.  Just did a quick search and this is what I found. 

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Early on in my Windows 8 tenure, I opened a PDF which I had assumed was using the desktop version of Adobe Reader. It transpires that this wasnít installed, and the default Reader (Metro) app from Microsoft was used. Given I was in a rush, trying to read the contents of this PDF, while also wishing to see the pop-up messages from the desktop, things got a little frustrating.

Of course I later installed the desktop version of Adobe Reader and all was well again. However, I couldnít help but think this is all an unnecessary hurdle. These two worlds live side-by-side, yet theyíre not on good terms at all.

Itís worth stressing here that Iíve only touched on what I feel are the fundamental pro(s) and con(s) of Windows 8. I deliberately didnít touch on a whole range of issues that will simply require a user to learn the new world order.

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/10/25/windows-8-one-thing-i-love-and-one-thing-i-hate/

Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(

I feel stupid.  Everything is fixed now.  I just thought adobe reader would be standard with 8.  When I opened PDFs I just ass u me d it was already adobe.  Thanks guys.

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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 10:13:36 AM »
Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(
perfect!  i need to do this too!

thanks chaz!


 :pickit:

Yeah, no thanks to Szabada or anything... didn't Chaz just agree with what I posted as being what you needed to do?   :tumble:  :cig:

I was agreeing with you! :)
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Re: Windows 8 Help and Hard Times
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 02:32:49 PM »
Yeah. Install desktop Adobe Reader and right click on the PDF, select "open with" and make Adobe reader the default.

I can't stand the way some Metro apps are default on the thing.... :(
perfect!  i need to do this too!

thanks chaz!


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Yeah, no thanks to Szabada or anything... didn't Chaz just agree with what I posted as being what you needed to do?   :tumble:  :cig:

I was agreeing with you! :)

Oh I know you were.  

The funny thing is, it seriously took me a 1 minute google search to figure this out.  And I don't even have Windows 8... maybe thats why?   :ninja: