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Why won't Firefox let me change PDF files from Firefox to Adobe reader?

I have just re-installed everything after a hard drive failure. Restored data files from backup. Firefox then "hijacked" all pdf's. I went to folder options and told Wind… (read more)

I have just re-installed everything after a hard drive failure. Restored data files from backup. Firefox then "hijacked" all pdf's. I went to folder options and told Windows to associate pdf's with Adobe reader. I still get the Firefox icon for these files, can't get Adobe icon or thumbnails which would normally be available from Adobe reader. I really like Firefox, but this is pi$$ing me off.

best regards John Kearsley

Asked by john_k 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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pdf prints incorrectly

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen. I read a simi… (read more)

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen.

I read a similar post where a user had the same issue, but their solution seemed to be "open in Adobe Reader," which seems like a lame solution.. Their complaint was that the extra step is annoying, and I agree. When I download a PDF file or open one from Firefox, I should be able to do so within the browser. I can do it chrome, but I prefer not to use chrome.

I tried to attach screen shots of the page as it is supposed to be and how it actually prints, but the "Uploaded images:" box just keeps spinning. If anyone can help and would like to see what my issue actually looks like, I can sent you a picture somehow, I'm sure.

Asked by seansean 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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Printing to Adobe PDF causes Firefox to freeze

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe P… (read more)

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe PDF" as the printer, and then a window usually comes up showing the progress, and then it opens the pdf in Adobe Acrobat.

Recently, however, when that window comes up and shows the progress bar, it freezes. Sometimes I get error messages (shown in screenshots) but mostly I have to go to Task Manager, shut down firefox.exe processes, and I can't print the file to a PDF at all anymore. When I use this feature in Chrome, it works fine. I mean, it used to in Firefox, too, I don't know what changed.

Asked by undies78 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Links inside pdf (preview pdf in Firefox)

Hi, I have one problem. In firefox v.41, when I previewed a pdf, if the pdf had a links inside, there was no problem, but from I updated Firefox to v.42, the links don't … (read more)

Hi,

I have one problem.

In firefox v.41, when I previewed a pdf, if the pdf had a links inside, there was no problem, but from I updated Firefox to v.42, the links don't work. In fact, when I click in the link, it doesn't do anything.

The problem is, I manage a web with some norms in Spain and this is a important problem for our users.

The document is http://www.codigotecnico.org/images/stories/pdf/seguridadIncendio/DccSI.pdf (Page.32)

Thanks in advance.

Asked by jhernando 5 years ago

Answered by jhernando 5 years ago

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Scrollbar not visible in built PDF viewer

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and the… (read more)

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and therefore I loose the page I was reading. I have just updated to 62.0 but the issue is still there. I use Ubuntu 18.04.1.

Asked by Borsuk-Ulam 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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The data on PDF is cut off at the bottom. The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None

The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None. However, the text is cut off in the sentences when PDF is opened in Mozilla. The sa… (read more)

The settings are proper ; Text Only Zoom is unchecked & Minimum Font Size is None. However, the text is cut off in the sentences when PDF is opened in Mozilla. The same looks good in IE and Chrome.

Asked by G3gld 2 years ago

Answered by G3gld 2 years ago

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Default PDF Viewer won't change to Mozilla

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to chan… (read more)

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to change my default PDF viewer in Windows, it won't even let me change to Mozilla, it just pop backs to Microsoft Edge. However, if I try to set my default PDF viewer to Adobe or anything other than that, that totally works fine.

Asked by Marc-Dirven 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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web page works in IE, Chrome, Edge but not Firefox

I have some web pages that embed a PDF document. This worked fine in all major browsers until a couple weeks ago (late December 2018 / early January 2019). It still wor… (read more)

I have some web pages that embed a PDF document. This worked fine in all major browsers until a couple weeks ago (late December 2018 / early January 2019). It still works fine in IE, Chrome and Edge but not Firefox. It's like Firefox is completely ignoring the <object> tag. I verified I have the latest version of Firefox. I'm on a Windows 10 machine.

I created a small/simple web page to display the issue (it's only 15 lines of html code):

http://missilecommand.org/control_panels/test.html

I tried installing the Firefox add-on for PDF, but that did not help.

Can anyone please help me get this working in Firefox? Thanks,

Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net) joemagiera@ameritech.net

Asked by joemagiera 1 year ago

Last reply by joemagiera 1 year ago

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PDF Viewer in Firefox Download Button Does Nothing - Works in Chrome though

Hello, I really enjoy Firefox, but lately I've been having to go back to Chrome to get things done. The latest is that when I view a PDF in the browser the option to dow… (read more)

Hello,

I really enjoy Firefox, but lately I've been having to go back to Chrome to get things done. The latest is that when I view a PDF in the browser the option to download the file does nothing. I then tried the same website on Google Chrome, the button worked and I was able to download the file.

I tried setting Firefox to open the PDF in Acrobat but there were no changes. I also tried using Firefox in Private mode in case an extension was causing a problem.

The website is the county records search site for Miami, Florida. Search for any name, view a record, the click on Document image. A PDF opens in the browser with a print option, and a download option. The download option does nothing when clicked on. Do the same on Google Chrome, then it does work.

https://onlineservices.miami-dadeclerk.com/officialrecords/

Thanks for any help!

Asked by Frank 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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Unable to open .pdf file in Firefox

I'm trying to open a .pdf in Firefox but each time I try to a new tab comes up and I get a pop-up asking me if I want to open the file or save it. If I choose to open it … (read more)

I'm trying to open a .pdf in Firefox but each time I try to a new tab comes up and I get a pop-up asking me if I want to open the file or save it. If I choose to open it with Firefox it does the same thing again and again and again, never opening the file.

What in the Hell is going on here? I know Firefox is capable of open .pdfs, I've done so before. I just don't know why I'm no longer able to.

Asked by Krosis13 4 years ago

Last reply by Krosis13 4 years ago

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PDF reader in Firefox is not working

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager I went … (read more)

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager

I went to about:config , reset the string: plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types did not work

hlp please

Asked by gougou 3 years ago

Last reply by Zdzichu 3 years ago

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Can't associate pdf files with Firefox

Firefox does not show up as an option for pdf files under Control Panel's "Choose default apps by file type". The problem is on my wife's laptop, (a Dell Inspiron 5759). … (read more)

Firefox does not show up as an option for pdf files under Control Panel's "Choose default apps by file type".

The problem is on my wife's laptop, (a Dell Inspiron 5759). (Her Windows 10 is up-to-date.) She got a red screen phishing page on Firefox last week. (It claimed to be from Microsoft, and told her to call a certain number -- we did not call.) It essentially locked up her computer -- the mouse wouldn't move, even the power button didn't respond most of the time. I eventually had to unplug her power supply, and remove the battery. When it came back up from that, it responded; so, I uninstalled Firefox and deleted her cache folders.

I've reinstalled Firefox; but, now I can't associate pdf files with Firefox on her machine. Only Microsoft Edge is shown as available in "Choose default apps by file type".

Asked by Barry 2 years ago

Answered by Barry 2 years ago

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Does the built-in PDF viewer support night mode? And is there a URL parameter for setting this when embedded in a web page?

I am embedding a PDF in an iframe like this: <iframe id="pdf_frame"></iframe> I load the image using this Javascript: le… (read more)

I am embedding a PDF in an iframe like this:

           <iframe id="pdf_frame"></iframe>

I load the image using this Javascript:

       let frame = document.getElementById("pdf_frame");
       frame.src = pdfUrl;  /* URL of the PDF */

At night, my web page will be in a night mode (with a black background). I'd like to launch the embedded PDF viewer in night mode as well. Are there URL parameters to do this? Does the built-in viewer even support a night mode? I know that Acrobat supports a night mode.

Asked by JeffJepp 2 years ago

Last reply by JeffJepp 2 years ago

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PDF printing problem

Firefox shows a PDF invoice provided by my internet bank. The PDF is readable on screen but when I print it out, all the text is scrambled (see enclosed scan). What happe… (read more)

Firefox shows a PDF invoice provided by my internet bank. The PDF is readable on screen but when I print it out, all the text is scrambled (see enclosed scan). What happens? I have to go the long way and download the document and read it with Adobe Acrobat Reader and print from there to get it right. Or I can use Chrome, from there it will print OK.

Asked by hakan_lofgren 1 year ago

Answered by hakan_lofgren 1 year ago

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Open Fillable PDF in Firefox

We have a fillable PDF and we set up firefox as default browser. When we use Firefox to open this Fillable PDF, I got a message: "This PDF docum contains Forms. The filli… (read more)

We have a fillable PDF and we set up firefox as default browser. When we use Firefox to open this Fillable PDF, I got a message: "This PDF docum contains Forms. The filling of forms fields is not supoorted"

Would you please confirm that I cannot use Firefox to enter info in the fillable forms. Thanks!

Asked by EricZhen 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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firefox 60 changing pdf content save File action back to preview in firefox

i have update to latest FF , by default the pdf content action is "preview in firefox" , i have changed it to saveFile , but when run my selenium script , the firefox… (read more)

i have update to latest FF , by default the pdf content action is "preview in firefox" , i have changed it to saveFile , but when run my selenium script , the firefox is automatically changing the pdf content action back to "preview in firefox". i want firefox automatically save pdf files to the given download directory. it was working fine on older firefox version 47.0.2.

please help.

Asked by veluguri 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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why do downloaded pdf files print with wonky-spaced text?

the downloaded .pdf LOOKS fine on screen. prints out with wonky kerning and text size. But if I save the file, open it in Adobe and print it, it prints fine. Is there… (read more)

the downloaded .pdf LOOKS fine on screen. prints out with wonky kerning and text size. But if I save the file, open it in Adobe and print it, it prints fine. Is there some set-up I am missing to do directly from my Firefox browser? I am tired of this extra step.

Asked by Racerkatie 2 years ago

Last reply by Racerkatie 2 years ago

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How do I download specific, non-consecutive pages?

I am having trouble downloading PDFs with Firefox. - I know how to download the PDF as a whole and name it accordingly. - I cannot find how to download specific, non-co… (read more)

I am having trouble downloading PDFs with Firefox.

- I know how to download the PDF as a whole and name it accordingly.

- I cannot find how to download specific, non-consecutive pages from the PDF (example: pgs. 1,3,5). I have tried selecting the "print" button and redirecting download to my PDF program (Adobe PDF). Unfortunately, this only allows me to download consecutive pages (example: pgs. 1-5).

Any ideas?

Asked by Anna.Belyeu 1 year ago

Last reply by Anna.Belyeu 1 year ago

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Firefox not downloading web pages as pdf files correctly- missing pages

Having trouble downloading web pages as pdf files. Using current Firefox on OSX High Sierra, same on developer version as standard. I get the first page but subsequent pa… (read more)

Having trouble downloading web pages as pdf files. Using current Firefox on OSX High Sierra, same on developer version as standard. I get the first page but subsequent pages are blank.

If I do this on Google Chrome it saves them correctly. Probably something silly at my end but cant see it. Disabling all extensions makes no difference.

Asked by Mog933 7 months ago

Last reply by Mog933 7 months ago