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I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

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I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

Since i did the new update on firefox (8-14?) I am unable to download pdfs from a website into my downloads folder. When I choose to view a pdf in a window, I get a blank window with the urlxxxx. pdf in the top...but a blank window. This is a change in the functioning of my browser since the update... i have changed nothing on preferences or anything I am able to download pdf's into my downloads folder from safari, but really don't want to change all my bookmarks etc from firefox to start using safari. Am on a Mac OS 10.7.4 thanks

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Re: I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

Hi trish.painter,

Try this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pdf-files-are-blank-and-cant-be-downloaded-mac

There might have been an acrobat update that borked some settings. Let me know if that helps. Thanks!

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Re: I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

Hi trish.painter,

Try this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pdf-files-are-blank-and-cant-be-downloaded-mac

There might have been an acrobat update that borked some settings. Let me know if that helps. Thanks!

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Re: I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

Hi Matt_G

nope...didn't help. When I typed in pdf into the search bar, nothing came into the content window. thanks for any further assistance you can provide...really hate to have to use safari instead of firefox trish.painter

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Re: I am unable to download pdfs from the web into my downloads folder

Hi Matt_G OK.. the instructions said to enter "pdf" but in the list it should be to type in "portable document format"...I changed the action to acrobat reader and it works now..

thanks for your support! trish.painter