Firefox 11 not displaying pdfs with Adobe Reader update (MacOS)
Since updating to Adobe Reader 10.1.3, I noticed Firefox 11 does not display PDF files. It just shows a blank screen.
The only workaround I found is disabling the Adobe Acrobat NPAPI Plug-in (ver. 10.1.3) the update installs. Firefox will prompt which application to use.Choosing Preview allows the PDFs to display correctly.
Neither Chrome or Safari exhibit this behavior, nor does Firefox 11 (Windows) with the update installed.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I've found another workaround to this problem. If you open Firefox 11 in 32-bit mode, it will be able to display PDF files.
To open Firefox in 32-bit mode, quit Firefox, go to the Applications folder, right-click on Firefox and click on "Get Info".
Then, under General, you should see a checkbox where you can have Firefox open in 32-bit. Close this window and restart Firefox and you should be good to go.Go to answer 68
This is a re-post of a success I had fixing the same problem. Go to [Menu] Tools/Add-Ons/Plugins and disable the Adobe Acrobat NPAPI 10.1.3 reader plugin. It seems to be a common problem, and Adobe will fix it. But for now, this may work.
With this plugin disabled you'll see your download dialog box again.Go to answer 112
Additional System Details
- Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 10.1.3
- Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
- Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Still an issue in FF 13. The NPAPI plugin info page says:
"The Adobe Acrobat plugin doesn't work on Mac OS X in default (64-bit) mode, showing a blank page when users click on links to PDF files in Firefox. It also causes a significant number of crashes in 32-bit mode."
Which means the only option is to disable it on the plug-in page and force PDF's to open in Preview or Adobe Reader under Preferences-->Applications. This is NOT a solution - it simply is a disabling of the entire feature altogether. Please fix this!!!
I have Mac OSX running Firefox 15.0.1 and Adobe reader 10.1.4 with the latest NPAPI plugin and still have this problem, so Adobe obviously aren't going to fix this issue!
Note that if you're running OSX in VMware, ALL NPAPI plugins are broken, not just Adobe Reader.