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Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

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I am using Firefox 3.6.11 and Foxit Reader 4.2. I have no problem opening pdf files that I have saved. But when a website wants me to open a pdf file, I get a blank page.

Chosen solution

One other thing you may need to do after you open Foxit Tools and tick the two boxes, is to open Firefox, go to: Tools>Options>Applications. Scroll down to PDF Document under Content Type. Go across to Action, click the arrow to open the dropdown menu and select: Use Foxit Reader.

K

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Additional System Details

This started when...

I think it may have started when I installed Foxit Reader 4.2, told to do so by Secunia. I have also just updated Firefox for the same reason.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • 1.9.0009.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.11) Gecko/20101012 Firefox/3.6.11 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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chmeee 0 solutions 1 answers

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Foxit Reader not opening PDFs in Firefox

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit - new install

Firefox 3.6.11

Foxit 4.2

Solution:

  uninstalled Foxit 4.2,    installed Foxit 4.1.1


Works OK

-Chmeee

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Modified by chmeee

Question owner

Yes, it does work. But Foxit 4.1.1 is marked as a category 4 security risk by Secunia. Guess we may have to take that risk until Foxit fixes it.

rjdeeter 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

I finally figured out a solution--- open Foxit Reader manually, got to Tools, then Preferences, then Internet- "Web Browser Options " check the box "Display PDF in Browser". FWIW I also checked the box "Show download file dialogue". This solved my problem where the pdf's quit opening and just displayed a blank tab. I don't what changed or why as the pdf's opened before doing the update of 3.6.10 to 3.6.11. go figure.....oh I'm using foxit reader 4.2.0.0928 hope this helps someone else R.

Modified by rjdeeter

Question owner

Thank you. Yes, it works with the latest version. For some reason this version does not have these two essential preferences set as default.

bmilotsr 0 solutions 1 answers

It WORKED!!! Thank You

detritus3 0 solutions 1 answers

thanks for your help!

lostinwoods 0 solutions 1 answers

thank you for the reply, it solved the problem

Kenno 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

One other thing you may need to do after you open Foxit Tools and tick the two boxes, is to open Firefox, go to: Tools>Options>Applications. Scroll down to PDF Document under Content Type. Go across to Action, click the arrow to open the dropdown menu and select: Use Foxit Reader.

K

Question owner

Thank you. You have just solved a problem that was foxing me and an IT manager whose pdfs I couldn't open online.

dwkitt 0 solutions 2 answers

I had FF as my default browser but the pdf problem has returned so I'm back to Google Chrome which seems blistering fast compared to FF.

nerdoug 0 solutions 1 answers

Another thing that might help FF 4.0.1 users: In FF Tools/ options/ applications , don't set the "FDF file" contents type to be Foxit like I did. It looks like PDF, but actually starts with F as in Firefox. You want the one near the top that expands to "Adobe Acrobat Document (application/pdf)" when you do a mouse rollover.

jjvjjv 0 solutions 6 answers

Is there an update to this solution? I cannot find the right options in the atest version of Foxit.

Matt_G
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
380 solutions 1848 answers

Hi jjvjjv,

It looks like there is an issue with the latest version of Foxit. It seems to be causing a lot of issues. You could try installing the older version of Foxit:

http://www.oldapps.com/foxit_reader.php

You could also take a look at View PDF files in Firefox without downloading them for some other options for your PDF needs.

Hopefully this helps!

jmsima 0 solutions 4 answers

Spam removed by moderator [NS]

Modified by Noah_SUMO