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I have just started using Okular and I love it. It has a lot of functionality that I need when I am in pdfs and it already opens up epubs automatically. How to I get it to open pdfs by default instead of "Document Viewer?"

I appreciate the help!

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According to here, Right click the file of the format you want, select properties:

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Go to the open with tab, select the program you want to be the default for that type of file, then press the button Set as Default:

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Brilliant. Thank you everyone for your input. –  LibraryGeekAdam Oct 23 '12 at 13:31
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In short, if I remember correctly :

  • Right click on a PDF,
  • Properties,
  • Open with,
  • Select an app,
  • Set as default.
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First open a terminal and use this command:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list

After opening it, Under the [Default Applications] section add a line like this

application/pdf=okular.desktop;

Now save the file and exit gedit.

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I'd add a note to make a backup first. –  hexafraction Oct 22 '12 at 21:02
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