Has this ever happened to you? You click on a PDF file, wanting it to open in Preview, only to have it open in Acrobat instead (or vice versa). Fear not. The solution is quick and easy — of course, because you’re using a Mac.
- Select a PDF file
- Right click & select "Get Info"
- Under "Open with:" select Preview
- Click the "Change All…" button
- You’re done
The next time you click to open any PDF file, it will open using Preview. This process works with other programs too. For instance, if you want to open Microsoft Word files with Pages by default, you simply right click on a *.doc file, then select Pages as the "open with" option, and click change all.
Addendum: As shown below in the Comments, one of my readers pointed out a shortcut to do this: Right click on the file, while the popup menu is open press the Option key, and watch the "Open with" become "Always open with". Select the App from the list (or a new one if not in the list) and it will always open with that App. (Thanks to Warp for this tip)