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What happened to Tools/Options/Applications
I am using 3.6.17 and can no longer figure out how to change my PDF viewer. On a previous system running with Firefox 2 I added Foxit as an alternative to Acrobat and want to do the same on this one.
The Tools/Options menu has gone from:
Main Tabs Content Applications * Privacy Security Advanced
Main Tabs Content Feeds * Privacy Security Advanced
What is Feeds and where has Applications gone?
Nowhere can I find any other method to change what software Firefox is using to open application files.
Mozilla Help has proven useless e.g. the information at "http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing file types" and "http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Opening PDF files within Firefox"
describe using Tools/Options/Applications but there is no Applications any more.
I've read the uses of about:config but nothing in the list seems relevant to PDFs.
Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Your issue with a missing Application tab can be caused by an extension or theme that isn't working properly.
Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).
- Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.
- Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode start window to disable all extensions.
- Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")
Thanks for the pointer, will give it a try.
It would be ironic if the Acrobat extension is the one causing the tab to disappear....