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PDF addresses not longer load and display PDF in Firefox and solutions suggest to other users with problem DON'T WORK (work fine in Chrome and Safari)

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This is an ongoing problem with other users. When putting a PDF in address window of Firefox and clicking go to address FIREFOX WILL NOT LOAD AND DISPLAY THE PDF. This problem has come up in questions from other users on your site. NONE OF THE SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS WORK! (trying either the Firefox PDF viewer or the Acrobat viewer as default viewer)

I am using Firefox 23.0.1 (as some of the other users with the same problem). This was not a problem in the past with Firefox. Safari and Chrome continue load and display PDFs just fine from their addresses. This is a big problem as I now have to inform people who want to view my PDFs NOT TO USE FIREFOX BUT TO USE SAFARI OR CHROME.
This is an ongoing problem with other users. When putting a PDF in address window of Firefox and clicking go to address FIREFOX WILL NOT LOAD AND DISPLAY THE PDF. This problem has come up in questions from other users on your site. NONE OF THE SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS WORK! (trying either the Firefox PDF viewer or the Acrobat viewer as default viewer) I am using Firefox 23.0.1 (as some of the other users with the same problem). This was not a problem in the past with Firefox. Safari and Chrome continue load and display PDFs just fine from their addresses. This is a big problem as I now have to inform people who want to view my PDFs NOT TO USE FIREFOX BUT TO USE SAFARI OR CHROME.

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jscher2000
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Hi rballister, there should not be a .txt extension on the file. Please rename the file to getpdf.php (without the .txt extension).

Hi rballister, there should not be a .txt extension on the file. Please rename the file to getpdf.php (without the .txt extension).

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Tried it again after deleting .txt and it worked! When I put the address in the address line and hit GO TO I was given the option to either download the file or open it up directly with my default PDF viewer (Acrobat Pro). In both cases the PDF displayed correctly. Still don't really understand why the direct link works perfectly in Safari and Chrome and doesn't in Firefox. Is there a reliable way to shorten the new address? I dimly remember people using Tiny URL.

Tried it again after deleting .txt and it worked! When I put the address in the address line and hit GO TO I was given the option to either download the file or open it up directly with my default PDF viewer (Acrobat Pro). In both cases the PDF displayed correctly. Still don't really understand why the direct link works perfectly in Safari and Chrome and doesn't in Firefox. Is there a reliable way to shorten the new address? I dimly remember people using Tiny URL.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Hi rballister, you can use an address shortener for any address, it's just a matter of finding a site you and your customers trust. Obviously it needs to be one that doesn't publish your URLs to the world.

Hi rballister, you can use an address shortener for any address, it's just a matter of finding a site you and your customers trust. Obviously it needs to be one that doesn't publish your URLs to the world.