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Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

I am using Firefox 3.6.11 and Foxit Reader 4.2. I have no problem opening pdf files that I have saved. But when a website wants me to open a pdf file, I get a blank page.

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

One other thing you may need to do after you open Foxit Tools and tick the two boxes, is to open Firefox, go to: Tools>Options>Applications. Scroll down to PDF Document under Content Type. Go across to Action, click the arrow to open the dropdown menu and select: Use Foxit Reader.

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Foxit Reader not opening PDFs in Firefox

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit - new install

Firefox 3.6.11

Foxit 4.2

Solution:

  uninstalled Foxit 4.2,    installed Foxit 4.1.1


Works OK

-Chmeee

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

Yes, it does work. But Foxit 4.1.1 is marked as a category 4 security risk by Secunia. Guess we may have to take that risk until Foxit fixes it.

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

I finally figured out a solution--- open Foxit Reader manually, got to Tools, then Preferences, then Internet- "Web Browser Options " check the box "Display PDF in Browser". FWIW I also checked the box "Show download file dialogue". This solved my problem where the pdf's quit opening and just displayed a blank tab. I don't what changed or why as the pdf's opened before doing the update of 3.6.10 to 3.6.11. go figure.....oh I'm using foxit reader 4.2.0.0928 hope this helps someone else R.

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

Thank you. Yes, it works with the latest version. For some reason this version does not have these two essential preferences set as default.

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

It WORKED!!! Thank You

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

thanks for your help!

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

thank you for the reply, it solved the problem

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

One other thing you may need to do after you open Foxit Tools and tick the two boxes, is to open Firefox, go to: Tools>Options>Applications. Scroll down to PDF Document under Content Type. Go across to Action, click the arrow to open the dropdown menu and select: Use Foxit Reader.

K

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Re: Foxit Reader is not opening pdf files online

Thank you. You have just solved a problem that was foxing me and an IT manager whose pdfs I couldn't open online.