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  • I just upgraded my Nook Color to the new 1.2 version that supports apps.
  • I purchased the ezPDF Reader app which supports bookmarks and other advanced features for PDFs which the default Nook Color PDF viewer does not support.

Is there a way to make the ezPDF Reader the default PDF Viewer?

(Currently when I click on a PDF the default viewer still opens)

To Clarify: Currently I have to open the ezPDF Reader first and then open a PDF from within the app. If I simply click on a PDF on a book shelf or on the home screen then the default PDF viewer opens the PDF. I don't see any area in settings like on a regular Android phone to modify installed apps or app settings.

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I didn't know the Nook ran Android. –  Kevin M Apr 26 '11 at 17:31
    
Yes it does. The latest version is on Android OS 2.2/Froyo. –  Ken Burkhardt Apr 26 '11 at 18:33
    
@KevinM Yep, I flashed CM7 on my a while back –  Bryan Denny Dec 13 '11 at 14:07

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The latest update of the Nook Color software Version 1.4.1 allows you to change the default PDF reader. After the upgrade open a PDF and then a pop up box will appear allowing you to choose which application you want as the default PDF reader.

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There is an app for that !! Try Default App Manager on the Android Market which can take care of both clearing and setting defaults for various categories like pictures, audio, video, pdf etc. Really makes life very easy.

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Find the app that took over the PDF intent in Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All, and then tap on Clear defaults button. Next time you click on a PDF file, it should prompt you which app to use. Check the Use by default for this action box, and tap on ezPDF Reader.

Alternatively, you can try uninstalling and re-installing the ezPDF Reader app. It should re-register its own intent for handling PDFs, and prompt you for an app next time you try to view one.

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This works on a Nook Color which is not rooted? –  Ken Burkhardt Apr 26 '11 at 20:49
    
@KenB: it's a fairly standard way to clear defaults on Android phones, unless Nook was modified so this won't work for no reason this should work. –  Lie Ryan Apr 26 '11 at 22:23
    
Yes, Nook Color is a custom / modified version of the Android OS. I don't believe you can access the application settings (as was described above) like you would on a standard Android device. Has anyone tried this on a Nook Color with the version 1.2 update? –  Ken Burkhardt Apr 27 '11 at 11:45
    
I'm running CM7 on my NC, so I had no idea they disabled application management tools in stock firmware. What about uninstalling/re-installing your PDF reader app? That should register its intent and allow you to select it as the default. –  Chahk Apr 27 '11 at 13:21
    
Nope, that doesn't seem to work. I still have to open the ezPDF Reader first and then open a PDF from within the app. If I simply click on a PDF on a book shelf or on the home screen then the default PDF viewer opens the PDF. I don't see any area in settings like on a regular Android phone to modify installed apps or app settings. –  Ken Burkhardt May 3 '11 at 15:40

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