Default PDF Viewer

This setting allows you to set Reader as your default PDF viewer. It will take effect under the administrator account.

- System PDF Viewer: Check it to set Reader as the system default PDF viewer.

- Web Browser PDF Viewer: Check it to include browser when setting Foxit PDF Reader as the default PDF viewer.

- Preview PDF Viewer: Check it to include preview when setting Foxit PDF Reader as the default PDF viewer.

- Thumbnail PDF Viewer: Check it to include thumbnail when setting Foxit PDF Reader as the default PDF viewer.

- Embedded Microsoft Office Documents PDF Viewer: Check it to use Foxit PDF Reader to open embedded Acrobat files and embedded Foxit PDF Editor PDF files in Microsoft Office if Acrobat and Foxit PDF Editor are not installed.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later

System PDF Viewer:


  1. Default
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPDFReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPDFReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPDFReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2

Web Browser PDF Viewer:


  1. Default
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbedReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbedReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbedReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2

Preview PDF Viewer:


  1. Default
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPreviewReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPreviewReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultPreviewReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2

Thumbnail PDF Viewer:


  1. Default
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultThumbnailReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultThumbnailReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultThumbnailReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2

Embeded MS Documents Viewer:


  1. Default
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbededMSDocReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbededMSDocReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Foxit\PDFReader\Preferences
    Value NameDefaultEmbededMSDocReaderMode
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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