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    explody pup
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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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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

    Why do you want to?

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    explody pup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

    Why do you want to?
    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.

    *shrug*

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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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    explody pup
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    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...

    --volcker

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Tools > Options > Downloads Hilite & Remove Action, should do it.

    Why do you want to?
    100% CPU Usage for 1 minute on a P4 3.2 ghz HT 1gb machine.
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