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You know when you click on a PDF or MS Word, Excel file and it opens in the IE window? Yeah, I don’t like that. Seems so 1996 – “Let’s pretend like it is all part of the intarweb.”

Here’s how to disable that behavior.

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader; Choose Edit, Preferences 
  2. Select the Internet tab, click off Display PDF in browser.
  3. Close Acrobat Reader
  4. For Office apps: Open up any explorer window like My Computer.
  5. Go to Tools, Folder Options, click on File Types
  6. Browse to .Doc, .XLS, and .PPT, for each one select Advanced and click off Browse in same window.
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