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Firefox and pdfs

By rliu
Aug 18, 2005
  1. I can't open pdfs on Firefox at the moment. I have version 1.0.6, anyone able to open pdfs and how?
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  3. rliu

    rliu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 78

    But I do have adobe reader installed
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    In Firefox, have a look under "tools", "options", "downloads". You will see a list of what programs are being associated with what extentions. Is .pdf being associated with acrobat reader?
     
  5. rliu

    rliu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 78

    No its not associated with pdfs, how do I change this?
     
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Strange. If you have acrobat reader installed it should automatically be associating .pdf files with acrobat.

    I can think of 2 things to try.

    1. Download a .pdf file to your hard drive. Using windows explorer, right click on the file and chose "properties". Here you will see what program windows is set to use when opening .pdf files. Click on "change" and set it to acrobat reader if it is not already set.

    2. I would uninstall acrobat, and then go to here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html again with firefox (not IE) and reinstall the software.
     
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