[tex-live] TeX Live 2011 & PS_View

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Thu Mar 15 18:22:53 CET 2012

Having installed, just today, TeX Live 2011 for the first time,
and seeking some information on the microtypographic capabilities
of XeTeX, I typed "TeXdoc XeTeX" and was surprised to see that
the documentation (in Adobe PDF) opened in PS_View rather than
in the already-installed and default viewer Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Disliking intensely PS_View, I closed the window and then had
a thought : was it TeXdoc that was invoking PS_View, or had
the file associations been changed ?  I opened "Documents",
and double-clicked on a pre-TeX-Live 2011 PDF; it opened
IN PS_VIEW :-(((

I did not give permission for the TeX Live installer to change
my file associations; the TeX Live installer did not ask my
permission to change my file associations.  SO WHY HAS IT
DONE SO ?????

Philip Taylor

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