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How do I open PDF files on a website from my MacBook Air?

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I get only a blank page when I click on a pdf file on a website. (I am able to open in Safari with a right click.)

I downloaded the PDF Viewer, but it didn't help.

I went to TOOLS to disable blocking extensions, but none were listed.

Chosen solution

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Disable the Adobe Reader plugin in Firefox (Tools > Add-ons > Plugins) and use the external Adobe Reader application or Preview application instead.

PDF files may be found under entries like Portable document or Adobe PDF document.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Applications > Adobe PDF document : Use Adobe Reader
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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 10.1.5
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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Chosen Solution

See:

Disable the Adobe Reader plugin in Firefox (Tools > Add-ons > Plugins) and use the external Adobe Reader application or Preview application instead.

PDF files may be found under entries like Portable document or Adobe PDF document.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Applications > Adobe PDF document : Use Adobe Reader

Question owner

Solved. Thanks!