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can't open downloaded pdf files from firefox

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hi

when i download a pdf file and open it from downloaded file list it opens with gimp. now i've tried all i can. the gnome-open association is with evince. i've tried changing the application management in firefox preferences to gnome-open and evince for pdf. still pdf files can only be opened with gimp. what should be done now.

MozPlugger 1.10 is already installed. but i dont have the adminstrative powers


i'm pasting the mozpluggerrc (pdf part) application/pdf: pdf: PDF file application/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file text/pdf: pdf: PDF file text/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file repeat swallow(acroread) fill: acroread7 -openInNewWindow "$file" repeat swallow(documentShell) fill: acroread5 -geometry +9000+9000 +useFrontEndProgram "$file" repeat noisy swallow(evince) fill: evince "$file" repeat noisy swallow(kpdf) fill: kpdf "$file" repeat noisy swallow(Xpdf) fill: xpdf -g +9000+9000 "$file" GV()

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Hi there,

Right click on that PDF file in Firefox and click properties. Then click 'Change', to the right of 'Open with:'. Finally select the application you'd like to open PDF files with and you should be good to go.

Regards, Ziggy

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"Right click on that PDF file in Firefox and click properties." couldn't be done. btw, i'm working in linux.

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You are using an old and no longer supported Firefox 3.0.15 version.
You should update to 3.5.x or 3.6.x once updates are enabled (may not work now because of a crash investigation)

Delete mimeTypes.rdf in the Profile Folder

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions#Resetting_download_actions

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deleting mimetyes.rdf didn't help. i can't update to higher versions as i don't have adminstrative powers. all i can do is to download and build new one. and i'm not sure if it's gonna help.

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Try to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it: Install Firefox on Linux .

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"i don't have adminstrative powers."

so i think i better compile a new version. though still waiting to see if any solution is available.

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What stops you from compiling the latest version? You should always make sure that you've got the latest stable release.

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IE works. Google Chrome works. Tried every suggestion offered to get firefox to work and nothing worked for me. Tried Adobe. Tried Foxit. Nothing works. Never used Google Chrome but gave it a try and yes it opened every PDF file I could through at it. I get my Bank statements from two different banks and Firefox 4.1 can't handle it. This has been going on for over a month for me with no easy fix. I see a lot of people with the same problem. Can someone from Firefox give Chrome or IE a call and see if they might have an answer on how to fix the Firefox problem.

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On a Mac, go to "tools," click on "add-ons," which will take you to the Add-on Manager. Click on "plug-ins" and disable "Adobe Acrobat NPAPI Plug-in, Version 10.1.3" This recent update for Acrobat isn't compatible with Firefox 11.0. I hope they get the bugs out soon, but disabling the Acrobat plug-in is the only thing that let's me download pdfs on Firefox at the present. I had no problems with Safari, though. Weird!