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How do I fix the download function?

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Suddenly I can't download files from sites. I get a detailed message which begins with "Adobe Reader cannot show documents in the browser." I used to just hit download on a site that had an article, or menu, or something I wanted to download and the download function would begin. I can't do this anymore. How do I fix it?

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Handling pdf files has changed not long ago. You are on apparently on an old version (fx14) of Firefox. You are apparently using OS X 10.8 and that will run the current Release of Firefox (fx23.0.1 soon to be fx24).

Please first of all update Firefox then post back

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Handling pdf files has changed not long ago. You are on apparently on an old version (fx14) of Firefox. You are apparently using OS X 10.8 and that will run the current Release of Firefox (fx23.0.1 soon to be fx24).

Please first of all update Firefox then post back

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Could you try disabling the Adobe Acrobat Plugin on the following page:

Tools menu > Add-ons > Plugins category

Then in the following dialog, select a different viewer or application to handle PDFs:

Firefox menu > Preferences > Applications

Allow a few moments for the list to appear, then type pdf in the search box above the list to quickly access the setting.

Does that solve it?

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Even before the answer came I somehow realized (but hitting different sites) that I need to upgrade. Since I've done that and figured out where the download button is (I hope I remember this) it works. Thanks for solutions so promptly.

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Glad it is fixed, thanks for posting back.

Additional links that others may find of use are

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Disable the Adobe Reader plugin in Firefox (Tools > Add-ons > Plugins) and use the external Adobe Reader application or Preview application instead.

PDF files may be found under entries like Portable document or Adobe PDF document or Adobe Acrobat Document.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Applications > Adobe PDF document : Use Adobe Reader