Stop pesky PDFs
Posted on 2005-04-19
I've had a problem with PDFs now for wuite a long time, but put up with it..... till now.
Most users of Adobe reader know that if you're surfing the net and click a link to a PDF, it loads and opens directly in the browser window.
This is precicely the problem i'm experiencing.
*How do I stop PDFs loading in any and all browser windows automatically, short of uninstalling Adobe reader.* A prompt to save the file (download) would be perfect.
I have a DSL 1Meg connection, but even then PDFs can take a very long time to load and end up pretty much halting the system completely.
I'm using Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.
There is an option in Reader to turn off display in browsers (the option is ambiguously titled, but it just doesnt seem to be working properly, and definitely not in Firefox.
It's an ugly feature of Adobe reader that should be removed asap.