Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Firefox HTML documents changed to Firefox PDF documents

  • 2 uphendule
  • 1 inale nkinga
  • 39 views
  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu YongHan

more options

Recently, most of my PDF files that I open with Firefox have changed their icons from the Firefox HTML document icon (the purple icon in the image attached) to the Firefox PDF icon (the red icon in the image attached). Is it possible for me to change the icons back without downloading third-party software?

Recently, most of my PDF files that I open with Firefox have changed their icons from the Firefox HTML document icon (the purple icon in the image attached) to the Firefox PDF icon (the red icon in the image attached). Is it possible for me to change the icons back without downloading third-party software?
Ama-screenshot ananyekiwe

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hello 2003jjl,

You can change your Firefox PDF icons back to the old icon by using the Windows Registry Editor. First, type "Registry Editor" into your Windows search bar.

Then, in the Registry Editor side panel, navigate to "Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxPDF\DefaultIcon". In there, double-click the (Default) name string and change the final number in the "Value data" string from 5 to 1. Then click "OK".

Finally, type in "ie4uinit.exe -show" in your Windows search bar to refresh shell icons for Windows and you will see that the PDF icon for Firefox has successfully been changed.

Attached are screenshots of me personally trying this out. You can refer to them if you need additional context.

Kindly mark this answer as the solution(solved) if it managed to help you!

Funda le mpendulo ngokuhambisana nalesi sihloko 👍 1

All Replies (2)

more options

Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hello 2003jjl,

You can change your Firefox PDF icons back to the old icon by using the Windows Registry Editor. First, type "Registry Editor" into your Windows search bar.

Then, in the Registry Editor side panel, navigate to "Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxPDF\DefaultIcon". In there, double-click the (Default) name string and change the final number in the "Value data" string from 5 to 1. Then click "OK".

Finally, type in "ie4uinit.exe -show" in your Windows search bar to refresh shell icons for Windows and you will see that the PDF icon for Firefox has successfully been changed.

Attached are screenshots of me personally trying this out. You can refer to them if you need additional context.

Kindly mark this answer as the solution(solved) if it managed to help you!

Okulungisiwe ngu YongHan

Helpful?

more options

Deleted duplicate post that required moderator approval due to file path text. Refer to my post above.

Okulungisiwe ngu YongHan

Helpful?

Buza umbuzo

Kufanele ulogele ukungena ku-akhawunti yakho ukuze uphendule amaphosti. Uyacelwauqale umbuzo omusha, uma ungekabi nayo i-akhawunti namanje.