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I can no longer take screenshots of pdf files like a couple of weeks ago

Up until a couple weeks ago right clicking on a pdf and selecting to take a screenshot was doing just that - allowing me to take a screenshot of the pdf in the page. Sinc… (read more)

Up until a couple weeks ago right clicking on a pdf and selecting to take a screenshot was doing just that - allowing me to take a screenshot of the pdf in the page. Since then whenever I try to do the same, I get an error saying that this is not a standard web page. Any advice?

Asked by jrsall92 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I get Firefox and Adobe Reader to be friends again?

I used to be able to read and print pdf files such as bills that are regularly sent to me on the internet. After last update Adobe can't can't read the files or print th… (read more)

I used to be able to read and print pdf files such as bills that are regularly sent to me on the internet. After last update Adobe can't can't read the files or print them directly from Firefox browser. I get a message to save file. I have to save the file to computer then use Adobe to read the saved file. How do I fix?

Asked by Wasylkowski 3 years ago

Answered by Wasylkowski 3 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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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 3 years ago

Last reply by Krosis13 3 years ago

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In the latest Firefox version (July 18) links to other pages in the same site won't work, but other links do. Why not (they work in other browsers)?

Within that same web site the links to its associated PDFs and to other websites work in all browsers, still including Firefox in its latest version, so why the links to … (read more)

Within that same web site the links to its associated PDFs and to other websites work in all browsers, still including Firefox in its latest version, so why the links to other pages within the same site no longer work in the latest version of Firefox when they always did in every other version is a mystery to me. Being non-technical, the obvious work-around of going back to a previous version is something equally mysterious and therefore inaccessible to me. I have never had to think of doing it before, having been a Firefox (default browser) user for eight years, opting always to have auto upgrades to the latest version because of a trouble-free experience of Firefox - until now.

Filling in an online ballot yesterday on a different website, while using Firefox, threw up a very similar problem. When I clicked on 'read candidates' statements', which had a PDF icon next to it, I wasn't taken to a PDF: nothing happened. So I suspect it was a link to a different page of that website, which comprised just a PDF. All very frustrating. I have reported this to the electoral body which provides the secure online ballot for the organisation staging the election, outlining what I describe above, and asking them too to report this to Mozilla.

My work-around, until Firefox fix this issue, which I have reported to them, is simply to use Internet Explorer or Chrome when necessary, resisting the temptation to make one of them my default browser and thus make even more megabucks for their rapacious owners.

Any help would be appreciated, but please don't assume when you kindly respond that I have technical knowledge! Plain English instructions, please. Thank you.

Asked by HBob 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Show all possible PDF applications

I have written several local shell scripts to handle how to open a PDF. When Firefox asks me how to open a PDF, I would like to see all of them in the dropdown menu. Howe… (read more)

I have written several local shell scripts to handle how to open a PDF. When Firefox asks me how to open a PDF, I would like to see all of them in the dropdown menu. However, I can only see the one that I had previously selected, so whenever I want to use another one, I have to click "Other..." and go through my filesystem to their respective paths. Is there a way to permanently make several applications appear in that dropdown menu?

Asked by jowi 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago