[tex-live] TeX Live 2011 & PS_View

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 18:40:32 CET 2012

2012/3/15 Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> 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 :-(((
AFAIK texdoc does not always use system associations. Try "texdoc
texdoc", it will tell you how to configure it to use Acrobat for
opening PDF files.

> 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

Zdeněk Wagner

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