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Always prompted for action even though "Do this automatically" is checked.

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I have actions set to open PDF files in Adobe Acrobat 9.4; all things Adobe or PDF in the Options->Applications are set to "Adobe Acrobat 9.4 (default)".

Whenever I click on a PDF link in a page I *still* get the popup window asking me "What should Firefox do with this file". This dialog box has "Adobe Acrobat 9.4 (default)" selected for "Open with" and the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" is checked. (FWIW I have also used the Adobe Acrobat 9.4 that doesn't have the "(default)" after it too.).

I can't seem to figure out how to make it open my PDFs in Acrobat without ALWAYS prompting me with the dialog box. Is there any way to have it just open Acrobat and the document without this additional prompting? It did this in the 3.whatever version I had and now too in the 4.0.1 version.

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See "File handling in Firefox 3 and SeaMonkey 2"

Setting an automatic action only works for a specific MIME type and not for a file extension.

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I fixed this once before and now with Fox 4, I had to remember it again.

Go to Tools and Add-Ons Then open the Plugins Then disable the Adobe Acrobat plugin Close then open Tools / Options and find the Adobe Acrobat under "Content Type" and click the selection to the right to select your Acrobat Pro software.

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The InlineDisposition add-on fixes the "do this automatically..." problem.