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Adobe Reader files won't open in Firefox

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    Adobe Reader files won't open in Firefox

    Not sure why, have never experienced this in previous versions of Windows,
    but I can't seem to get pdf files to open in Firefox.

    Using the latest version of firefox, video drivers, and adobe reader.
    Got adobe reader installed fine, and adobe flash player installed fine,
    but still pdf files won't open in firefox.

    when I click on a pdf file to open it in the browser, it doesn't do anything,
    its like the link to the pdf won't open at all. Happens every time.

    Only way I can open pdf's on the web is to right click on the pdf link,
    click on 'save link as' download it to the computer, and open it in adobe reader.

    I can do that, problem is this is my wifes computer, and she's not as computer
    literate as I am, so she has to ask ME to do all that for her whenever she comes
    across a PDF document on the web, which happens alot with her taking online classes
    right now. don't want her to have to call me every time she needs to open a pdf document
    ya know? especially when its something small like a groupon or something she only needs
    to view once to print the thing... so it would really be nice if she could bring up pdf's in firefox
    so its not so much work on me


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    I'm not always home when she has these issues, sometimes I'm at work and don't have time to
    talk her thru it every time, ya know?
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  3. #3

    Is PDF set to Preview in Firefox in Options / Applications tab?

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  4. #4

    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro

    This is a bug with Adobe and Firefox, I used to have the same problem, as well as many others.

    Just remove the bloatware that is Adobe, and install Free PDF Reader | PDF Viewer | Foxit Reader Download - it has more functionality, less overhead, and is just as easy to use as Adobe Reader.
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