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Old 10-05-05, 07:29 PM   #1
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firefox and adobe acrobat

Is there a way to stop firefox from opening .pdf files? I'm too dumb to figure this out at the moment.
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Old 10-05-05, 08:04 PM   #2
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Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

Why do you want to?
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Old 10-05-05, 08:09 PM   #3
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Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

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Why, thank you, Stacey.

Firefox and .pdf files seem to be a lethal combination for my computer. And my work computer for that matter. Firefox completely freezes whenever I close a .pdf file. About half the time, after a 2-minute time-out, it'll start acting normally again. The other half, I have to shut it down with the task manager. I have no problems opening a .pdf with Acrobat or in IE.

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I had that problem on a Beta release of Firefox. I forget if it was upgrading firefox or upgrading acrobat reader that fixed it. I think the latter.
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Old 10-05-05, 09:08 PM   #5
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I had that problem on a Beta release of Firefox. I forget if it was upgrading firefox or upgrading acrobat reader that fixed it. I think the latter.
Oh... you mean I shouldn't be just closing the update popup whenever Acrobat opens? Crap.
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In Acrobat Reader:
Go To Edit>Preferences
Under Categories, Select Internet, then Uncheck "Display PDF in Browser"

If that doesn't work, try

In FireFox:
Go to Tools>Options
Select "Downloads", Click on Plug-ins (bottom right above Cancel)
Scroll until you find the file type PDF, then uncheck enabled.


Note, I use Firefox 1.0.7 and Acrobat Reader 7.0, I have my browser setup so that it downloads PDF instead of displaying them...

good luck...

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Old 10-06-05, 01:20 AM   #7
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Is there a way to stop firefox from opening .pdf files? I'm too dumb to figure this out at the moment.
https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...cation=firefox
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Old 10-06-05, 02:14 AM   #8
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Installing the PDF Download extention also gives you different options to handle PDF files.

Try googling next time. It's a common gripe.
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Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

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