Use case or problem
Instead of using Obsidian PDF Viewer, it would be nice to use another application such as Firefox, Chrome, or Edge.
Have a setting somewhere in the settings which lets the user set the default PDF viewer. When a user clicks on a PDF link/file, it’ll open in the desired PDF viewer.
Current workaround (optional)
None, using the Obsidian PDF Viewer.
Hi @jbcurtin, welcome to the Obsidian community!
After opening a PDF in Obsidian, you can use the “Open in default app” command to open it in your OS PDF viewer. The command is in the three-dot menu of the PDF pane, and also accessible via the Ctrl-P command palette. I have the command mapped to Ctrl-Shift-O so that I can quickly open files this way.
This maybe isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, but I hope it’s helpful.
Hi @Craig , close enough. It seems opening it with a right click is also possible. Thank you for your note!
Hi @Craig , what about on Mobile? I don’t see “Open in default app” or “open in browser” or “open in app” on Android in the menu.
Oh, that’s a good question. I don’t see any options for opening default app on mobile either. Maybe it’s not possible?
Might be a good candidate for a feature request.
Hi @Craig , I’m under the impression that I posted this in the “Feature Request” forum. Is there anything else I should do to nudge this along?
Hi @jbcurtin, it looks like one of the moderators moved this thread to the “resolved help” category. I think you’ll need to open a new feature request specifically for this use case, maybe titled something like “Open file in default reader on mobile”.
By the way, I’m just a fellow user, not a moderator. The best I can do is give suggestions.
Good luck with your feature request!
Hi @Craig , suggestions are welcome. Thank you for the assist.
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