Skip to comments.Help! Trouble with Adobe and Firefox
Posted on 08/30/2013 2:18:29 AM PDT by lafroste
Help! I am being driven bats by a problem and have run out of ideas. I have the latest version of Firefox and the latest version of Adobe reader. I cannot open .pdf files in my browser. I just get a blank screen. I cannot download the .pdf files either. I have checked the default program settings and Adobe is not even listed as an option. I have no trouble opening .pdf files that already on my computer. I have tried the Firefox>tools>applications and it shows Acrobat as the default program (in Firefox - and all other .pdf files) but it won't open. What am I doing wrong??
Uninstall Adobe Reader and then install Foxit reader.
I don’t think I have the Adobe Reader plugin, so all of my PDFs open externally. But my son encountered this problem this week; PDF wouldn’t open in Waterfox. Think his resolution was to switch to different browser for that page, temporarily.
Use a real browser. IE works just fine.
Here’s a discussion from several weeks ago: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3042132/posts
Adobe, notwithstanding Photoshop's wide audience, can pound sand.
IE is far inferior than Firefox for many reasons, but to each his own.
about:config -> pdfjs.disabled truepdf.js viewer
It works better than Firefox.
Try clicking the X to the right of the URL/address to cancel the download, then hitting the circular arrow to restart the download. Try that a couple of times. Once downloaded into the process space of FF, you should have the”Open With Different Viewer” button to the top-right of the document window in FF.
The bug (assuming it’s a bug) will no doubt be patched soon. I experienced the prob too!
They each suck in their own unique way.
Was having PDF display problems. With IE, Adobe Reader kept telling me that I had to log in as an administrator ( I was ) for updates to work. Tried reinstalling Adobe and searched all over for a fix. Nothing worked. Getting rid of Adobe and installing Foxit worked. Never needed to go back.
There are quite a few free pdf readers and manipulators that are much better than Adobe’s bloated crapware.
Firefox quality is going downhill. Mozilla must be hiring aspiring Microsoft programmers.
Their flash update notices are annoying in the extremis, and I refuse to do ‘auto updates’ with anything but MBAM & MSE .. supposedly html5 is to be the death knell for flash.
In what universe is IE considered a viable and properly functioning browser? I've been a Windows server engineer since the NT4 days, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a single engineer, admin, or developer who supports or programs to IE standards. IE is far and away the worst browser on the market, and the only reason it has any market share is that it's packaged as the default browser for Windows.
To the OP's post: there are numerous documented issues with Adobe products and Firefox over version 21.0. Adobe has to get their crap in line to make it function properly with Firefox's isolated kernel. Given the known security issues with many Adobe web products, I would just download the document you want to read and open it on your local machine instead of messing with the in-browser API.
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