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why won't Pdf open in new tab


I have foxit pdf and is set to open in new tab ,but it won't

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TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

I am not aware of a setting in Foxit to automatically open a PDF file in a new tab. Where is that setting in Foxit?

To open a link to a PDF file on a web page in a new tab, you can:

  • middle-click the link (middle-click means press the mouse scroll wheel)
  • right-click the link and choose Open in New Tab

Modified by TheOldFox

Question owner

It was in the download set-up that I saw it.

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

I have been using Foxit for a very long time. The only way that I know to open a new Firefox tab with a PDF file displayed by the Foxit Plugin, is as I said in my previous reply

You may have misunderstood/misread something.

When using the Foxit Reader (not the Firefox plugin for Foxit), the Reader has tabs just like the Firefox browser for opening multiple PDF files that are saved on your hard drive in the Foxit Reader. See (click on "Viewing PDF Files" to see the features in Foxit Reader - not the Foxit plugin for Firefox) - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/capabilities.php

By the way, are you keeping Foxit updated? The latest version of the Foxit Reader is available for download here - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

Modified by TheOldFox

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I tried some things and opened in IE tab and it worked.

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

When you click on the IE Tab icon, it automatically opens a new tab.

I am no longer certain that I understand what your question is about. Originally, it appeared that you expected a PDF file to automatically open in a new tab in Firefox with the Foxit Plugin -- that will not happen automatically. And I explained that you had misunderstood or misread the information about Foxit -- did you read the Foxit information in my previous reply regarding tabs in the Foxit Reader which is not the same as the Foxit Plugin for Firefox? To repeat ---- Foxit will NOT automatically open a new tab in Firefox when you click on a PDF link on a web page unless you middle-click the link or right-click the link and choose Open in New Tab.

You will need to explain IN DETAIL what you are trying to do AND what you expect to happen vs. what is really happening.

Please be clearer with the information that you are supplying and include more detail so that you can be given some assistance.

Question owner

I meant when I right clicked PDF to open link in IE tab it opened in browser ,while opening link in new tab the PDF opened a blank page and I got a download that I opened and that opened foxit and then it showed PDF in the foxit .So I now know what to do to get PDF to open in browser.

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

So, a PDF file will not open in Firefox using Foxit. Is that correct?

If so, there are 2 possible problems.

  1. I see that you have both the Adobe Reader Plugin and the Foxit Plugin enabled in Firefox. I do not know if the problem still exists as I do no have Adobe Reader on my system, but having both installed/enabled has caused a conflict in the past. Disable the Adobe Reader Plugin ( Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.0 ) in Add-ons > Plugins and test to see if the problem is corrected.
  2. Also, check your settings in Options > Applications to see which Plugin you are using for PDF display.

For problems with the Foxit Reader and the Foxit Reader Plugin for Firefox, you can post on the Foxit forum - http://forums.foxitsoftware.com/forum.php

Modified by TheOldFox

Question owner

Thanks ,the downloading changing worked.