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FF 10.0.2 (but this has happened previously)

If I try to download a pdf, using Save Link As, in a google search find (still on the google search page) it is always maned url.pdf, and has no size. Quite often it will also save as a 1K of thereabouts file, and not open Any help appreciated

Nick

FF 10.0.2 (but this has happened previously) If I try to download a pdf, using Save Link As, in a google search find (still on the google search page) it is always maned url.pdf, and has no size. Quite often it will also save as a 1K of thereabouts file, and not open Any help appreciated Nick

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.1"
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

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"I just ran the above search in IE9 and I do get the tracking links there, with the same url.html file name suggested when I right-click and use Save Target As. I don't know why I get links clean of tracking code in my regular Firefox profile, or why you don't get them in IE.

I will look into an effective cleaning solution."

Wow! Yeah that's weird. I would be interested if you find anything.

Nick

"I just ran the above search in IE9 and I do get the tracking links there, with the same url.html file name suggested when I right-click and use Save Target As. I don't know why I get links clean of tracking code in my regular Firefox profile, or why you don't get them in IE. I will look into an effective cleaning solution." Wow! Yeah that's weird. I would be interested if you find anything. Nick
jscher2000
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I created a Greasemonkey userscript to remove the tracking. You can install the userscript into either of the following extensions:

Once you have your script host installed and you've restarted Firefox, you can install the userscript from this page: Real URLs for Google Results (Remove Tracking). I've tested it a bit, but I'm sure I didn't get out all the bugs on the first try. Feedback is welcome.

I created a Greasemonkey userscript to remove the tracking. You can install the userscript into either of the following extensions: * [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ Greasemonkey] (what I use) * [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/scriptish/ Scriptish] Once you have your script host installed and you've restarted Firefox, you can install the userscript from this page: [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/140872 Real URLs for Google Results (Remove Tracking)]. I've tested it a bit, but I'm sure I didn't get out all the bugs on the first try. Feedback is welcome.