Can't download pdfs
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
Additional System Details
- Google Update
- Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.1"
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
"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.
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.