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Dozens of Firefox windows open quickly on my IMac when I access a PDF. Must always ForceQuit.

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When I open a PDF on my IMac, dozens of Firefox windows open very quickly in succession. The only way to stop this is to Force Quit Firefox. I can no longer use Firefox as my default browser because of this problem. The Apple support team had me uninstall and reinstall both Firefox and Adobe, to no avail. Thanks for your help.

This happened

A few times a week

== Not certain.

When I open a PDF on my IMac, dozens of Firefox windows open very quickly in succession. The only way to stop this is to Force Quit Firefox. I can no longer use Firefox as my default browser because of this problem. The Apple support team had me uninstall and reinstall both Firefox and Adobe, to no avail. Thanks for your help. == This happened == A few times a week == Not certain.

Chosen solution

Make sure that Firefox is not selected to handle PDF files: Firefox > Preferences > Applications

See Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • iPhoto6
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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I do not understand what this means or what to do. No extensions were listed under Troubleshooting Information.

the-edmeister
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http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+file+types

Which program is set to open PDF files? Not Firefox, needs to be a PDF reader program.

[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+file+types] Which program is set to open PDF files? Not Firefox, needs to be a PDF reader program.

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Adobe Reader is already installed. It works in Safari. When Firefox was my default browser, even if Firefox were not open, if I opened a PDF -email attachment, Firefox would open multiples times, etc. and I would have to Force Quit.

Adobe Reader is already installed. It works in Safari. When Firefox was my default browser, even if Firefox were not open, if I opened a PDF -email attachment, Firefox would open multiples times, etc. and I would have to Force Quit.
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Chosen Solution

Make sure that Firefox is not selected to handle PDF files: Firefox > Preferences > Applications

See Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link

Make sure that Firefox is not selected to handle PDF files: Firefox > Preferences > Applications See [[Firefox keeps opening many tabs or windows]]