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Make Ctrl+Enter open file in alternate program?

I work with large PDFs a lot in Windows and don't always like opening the big, bloated Adobe Reader. However it has certain features that sometimes I need.

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Guest [Entry]

"Probably! Autohotkey can automate keyboard and mouse functions, but not knowing enough about your setup I'll simply have to say have fun :)

It's a simple language, and has a bundled window spy to give you button co-ordinates and stuff, and you could easily enough automate the clicking."
Guest [Entry]

"You can do this by using XYplorer instead of the Windows Explorer. Here's documentation on XYplorer's User Defined Commands (UDCs) showing how it is done. It's easy to set up: I just tried it (first time I've ever used the UDC feature) and it works.

EDIT: That link only provides an example; here's how to get the complete XYPlorer help file."
Guest [Entry]

"If you use Sumatra more frequently than Adobe, you could go the opposite route :

Make Sumatra the default reader for PDF, so it can be started by Enter.
Adobe can then be started by using the right-click Open menu."
Guest [Entry]

Have a look at C.A.F.E/Coffee - you can use ALT + double click to open in a secondary program.