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Microsoft Edge opening PDF files

When opening an email pdf attachment Microsoft Edge appears in the task bar even though preview in Firefox is set. How would i make Firefox default for this please? attac… (read more)

When opening an email pdf attachment Microsoft Edge appears in the task bar even though preview in Firefox is set. How would i make Firefox default for this please? attached

Asked by Terry 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Npapi is blocked by Firefox; changed prefs to use Adobe reader but no go. When will this be fixed?

One of my billing sites displays a view of my bill using what I suppose is a pdf. I get this error at the top saying npapi is blocked by firefox - do I want to continue o… (read more)

One of my billing sites displays a view of my bill using what I suppose is a pdf. I get this error at the top saying npapi is blocked by firefox - do I want to continue or use npapi. That never works. So, I changed my prefs to use Adobe Reader instead. It still tries to use npapi at this site despite my prefs. Is the site antiquated or is Firefox kludgy?

Asked by plantmaven 5 years ago

Last reply by plantmaven 5 years ago

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Open with Firefox

Hi :) I have a problem with FireFox and I hope someone will be able to help me sort it out :) After the last update there is a new "feature" that is driving me insane and… (read more)

Hi :) I have a problem with FireFox and I hope someone will be able to help me sort it out :) After the last update there is a new "feature" that is driving me insane and it's slowing me down to the point I'm ready to ditch FF. I'm talking about the "Open with Firefox" option, under "What should Firefox do with this file?". Is there any way for me to remove this "feature" from the dialog and to revert to the old "Open with..." and "Save File" list? Why is this thing there in the first place, I wonder?!

Thank you for you time and help!

Asked by erupt 1 year ago

Answered by erupt 1 year ago

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Can't open/download PDF from website while in FF, IE works fine

A number of months ago, using a previous FF version, I noticed that I could no longer open or download Adobe PDF files. No error, no blank screen, nothing - the only evi… (read more)

A number of months ago, using a previous FF version, I noticed that I could no longer open or download Adobe PDF files. No error, no blank screen, nothing - the only evidence of reaction to my mouse click is that the Adobe symbol on the page would disappear and turn into a circular progress bar (the usual reaction) but instead of anything coming up, the Adobe symbol would return. Nothing opened, nothing downloaded. I would check "Show all Downloads" and there would be none for the session. I spent an hour or two searching for advice (variations of this problem appear to be common) but nothing suggested there helped. Eventually I just gave up and reset FF back to its default settings. Everything worked fine after the reset, although I don't know how often I used it after that (but I'm pretty sure at least 5 or 10 times, successfully). Since then I know that I've had at least one, maybe more, FF install updates (automated, not by me). As of today I'm back where I started from - the same reaction when I click the link (momentary circular progress bar) but no view, no download, no blank page, no error message. I've repeated my 1+ hour help search online today (like before) to no avail. I assume I could reset to factory defaults but that is going to be a recurring waste of time, given how often FF updates, if that is the only solution. Surely there is SOMETHING I can change inside FF (or elsewhere) without always having to do a full reset (and lose any changes I've made). Here is my info regarding system and software and settings: Dell Laptop Windows 10 Firefox 43.0.3 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Version 2015.009.20079 Up-to-Date Kaspersky license

As for my FF options and add-ons, I've tried every variation under the sun. In Options/Preferences/Applications I've set PDF Files to every available choice, including Save File, Preview in Firefox, Always Ask, Use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (default) and Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox). Nothing worked. Under Add-Ons/Plug-Ins I have Adobe Acrobat 15.9.20069.28170 installed and I've set that to either "Always Activate" or "Ask to Activate," to no avail. Be aware that every time I've changed one of these settings and tried to download a PDF, the reaction was ALWAYS BEEN exactly as described in the opening description in this email - no variation in response to changes to any of the Add-On settings or the any of the settings for the Application Preferences for PDF files.

Any suggestion would be appreciated. For now I'll just have to go to IE.

Bob

Asked by Seafarer123 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 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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Latest Firefox Update

I manage a website (melissachappell.com), which has pdf articles in an iframe on the html page. After the latest update (on 07/08/2015) PDF's are now downloading to my do… (read more)

I manage a website (melissachappell.com), which has pdf articles in an iframe on the html page. After the latest update (on 07/08/2015) PDF's are now downloading to my downloads folder instead of opening on the page as intended. I don't like this because 1) it clogs up my downloads folder and 2) the page looks weird now because the iframe is blank. Is there any way to change this to have the PDF open on the page instead (as it did before)?

Asked by dflorentine 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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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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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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Unable to download PDF file for bank monthly statements

For the past month I've stopped being able to download the PDF file for my monthly bank statements. I've exchanged multiple e-mails with my bank's Online Banking technic… (read more)

For the past month I've stopped being able to download the PDF file for my monthly bank statements. I've exchanged multiple e-mails with my bank's Online Banking technical support, but no one there is using Firefox 40; only IE, which Avast broke for me a couple of years ago and has been non-functioning ever since.

One thing I wanted to try is to prevent Firefox from opening the PDF file into its own browser window. I just want to download the file, not view it in the browser (which is failing to happen anyway). Is there anything in about:config that I could tweak to prevent Firefox from firing up its own PDF internal viewer? What may be complicating matters is that I refuse to use Adobe as my PDF reader. BLOATWARE. Instead I use Foxit Reader, which is extremely fast, small, has never failed me in the past and continues to work perfectly when I download PDF files from all other web sites.

One more thing. When Firefox is downloading the file in question the download proceeds quite rapidly, then abruptly stops. The error message that pops up is as follows:

"Secure Connection Failed

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

• The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

• Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

One final thing: I am on a dial-up connection. But since the download appears to proceed quite rapidly (takes less than twenty seconds before it suddenly quits on me), then I rather doubt my slow connection speed could be causing the problem.


Thanks in advance for any assistance with this problem.

Asked by Dandelion 5 years ago

Last reply by Dandelion 5 years ago

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Toolbar in preview window ESR version 60.2 is missing.

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till versio… (read more)

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till version 59.9 at the bottom of the preview window a toolbar appeared with which I could save or print the document. Since the upgrade to version 60.2, this toolbar does not appear (which was the fact when I used the standard version of Firefox). I want to downgrade to ESR 59.9 (though Mozilla does not recommend this) in order to have back the toolbar, but if I choose for this version (in the download history under 'options') the latest version remains. Secondly: Is there a way to retrieve the mentioned toolbar in ESR version 60.2?

Asked by Victor 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox always revert to Firefox file reader?

I know how to change the reader for PDF files to open with Adobe, but Firefox changes it back to the Firefox reader and I have to change it back to Adobe all the time. Wh… (read more)

I know how to change the reader for PDF files to open with Adobe, but Firefox changes it back to the Firefox reader and I have to change it back to Adobe all the time. Why can't Firefox just KEEP my preference for Adobe????

Asked by tjm1938 4 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 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 4 years ago

Last reply by Zdzichu 3 years ago

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My bank, Scotiabank tells me that I must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 installed to view online statements but that I cannot use Firefox for this only Chrome IE

My bank, Scotiabank tells me that I must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 installed to view online statements but that I cannot use Firefox for this only Chrome or Internet … (read more)

My bank, Scotiabank tells me that I must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 installed to view online statements but that I cannot use Firefox for this only Chrome or Internet Explorer. They tell me that Firefox cannot display the pdf document, Is this correct?

Asked by dforrest 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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download .pdf from http site works fine, same file using https fails

When I try to download a .pdf file from my site using http://www.andycraft-beads.co.uk/a5BeadArtBookletGood.pdf I get a file of 5,083,136 bytes which then correctly open… (read more)

When I try to download a .pdf file from my site using http://www.andycraft-beads.co.uk/a5BeadArtBookletGood.pdf I get a file of 5,083,136 bytes which then correctly opens in e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader. If I use https://www.andycraft-beads.co.uk/a5BeadArtBookletGood.pdf instead, I get a file of 46,153,728 bytes which is corrupt and un-openable. Both IE and Chrome open the file correctly from either source. Is this me?

Asked by wetken 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 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 2 years ago

Last reply by joemagiera 2 years ago

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Firefox won't allow me to attach a .pdf using AOL.com and Yahoo.com but it will let me upload .doc and other file types.

I have been having a problem with Firefox and AOL.com when it comes to attaching .pdf files. It seems to only affect .pdf files when using AOL.com. I get the following … (read more)

I have been having a problem with Firefox and AOL.com when it comes to attaching .pdf files. It seems to only affect .pdf files when using AOL.com. I get the following error message: "The message was not sent because of an error." It also doesn't allow me to save that particular message as a draft.

I can upload other file types, granted I haven't tried to upload every single type of file type, but I was successfully able to attach the following file types: .doc; .docx; .xls; .jpg; .txt.

If I try attaching a .pdf file with any of the other file types that it usually sends, I get the same error message and am not able to send the e-mail. I can send .pdf files from AOL.com when I use Internet Explorer with no problems. Additionally, I have no problems attaching and sending .pdf files using gmail in Firefox. I also noticed that the same thing happens when I try to send a .pdf attachment using Yahoo.com, but like with AOL.com, I am able to send other file types using Yahoo.com.

I tried starting Firefox in "Safe Mode" with the Add-ons disabled, but the problem was still there. This has been going on for a few months, with the various update versions of Firefox. I have tried this on my home and work wifi networks with the same results. I use the AOL account for work, so I don't use it all that often, which is why I thought that it was a temporary glitch, but I think that it is more than just a temporary glitch.

Also, I tried various PDF files of different sizes and from different locations, with long and short file names, but all had the same result. Interestingly, if I remove the .pdf extension from a PDF file, or change the .pdf extension to a .doc extension, it lets me send the files.

I did try this on another computer that is running Windows XP with the same version of Firefox and I was able to attach and send a PDF file using AOL.com. I don't know if it is a problem isolated to my computer, or if it is something with Windows 7, but I wanted to mention that as well.

I would appreciate any help/guidance in this situation. I can still send the files using Internet Explorer, so it's not the end of the world, but if anyone has any solutions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you very much.

Take Care, -David

Asked by dwcl99 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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No longer able to save PDF to desktop

When attempting to Save a PDF to my Desktop the file instead goes to my Desktop Folder instead of the Desktop I can see. Open PDF file > File > Save As - box then o… (read more)

When attempting to Save a PDF to my Desktop the file instead goes to my Desktop Folder instead of the Desktop I can see.

Open PDF file > File > Save As - box then opens - My Computer > Desktop > C:\Users\Me\Desktop. I select Favorites > Desktop. The PDF is then saved to that folder BUT does NOT appear on my visible Desktop.

FF version 54.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7.

Asked by MAB5 4 years ago

Last reply by MAB5 4 years ago

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Where does the text in the browser tab come from when displaying a PDF?

When I open a PDF from our web site, I notice the browser tab displays the name of the Adobe InDesign indd file, but sometimes it displays wrong info that is not related … (read more)

When I open a PDF from our web site, I notice the browser tab displays the name of the Adobe InDesign indd file, but sometimes it displays wrong info that is not related to the filename. It displays info related to a different indd file. I don't see the information in the indd metadata.

This is FF 61.0.2 (64 bit)

Where is the browser tab getting its info from?

Asked by WebSteve 2 years ago

Answered by WebSteve 2 years ago

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Opening Ebay shipping labels

Until a few days ago, I was able to open a shipping label on Ebay within Firefox, by pressing the OPEN button and a new tab would open with the label. I was then able to … (read more)

Until a few days ago, I was able to open a shipping label on Ebay within Firefox, by pressing the OPEN button and a new tab would open with the label. I was then able to press a PRINT button and the label printed.

Now I purchase the label, the page changes as before and offers me a PRINT LABEL or SAVE LABEL, but when I press the PRINT LABEL button it goes into the save as mode. I tried the SAVE LABEL button and it does the same thing.

There were always the two options. PRINT or SAVE. Now both button just save the label.

Do I need to change some kind of setting? I've asked Ebay if they made any changes and I'm waiting to hear back from them.

Thank you.

Fred

Asked by FredBerney 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago