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When I try to open a pdf file on the internet when I am browsing with firefox I get an error.  I did not know if this was an adobe error or firefox so I switched what reader firefox defaulted to.  I changed it to open pdf files with foxit reader.  This is the other problem.  AFter I did this it still tries to open with adobe.  Any ideas?
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by:tailoreddigital
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Try going into the Add-ons Manager in firefox and choosing Disable for the Acrobat add-on.
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by:mkramer777
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That did not work. I disabled the acrobat add-on and when I go to a website to open a pdf it STILL tries open with adobe acrobat and then errors out.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Are you sure it's not trying to open with the built-in PDF reader?  Firefox added that about version 19 and it doesn't always work right.
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by:mkramer777
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I think it is trying to open it with the built in pdf reader.  Would it seem like it is opening it with adobe acrobat?  If this is the case what is my work around?  I already have tried to make firefox open pdfs with foxit but that won't work.
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I don't know know since I haven't been having any problems.  Firefox does sometimes ask if I want to open the PDF in another viewer.  I don't see anything in the Application Options that would let me change how it works.  My Firefox still has the original setup from years ago where it says Adobe Reader is supposed to handle it.
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by:Marc Z
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Would you consider  uninstalling Adobe?   I haven't had Adobe Reader installed in years and foxit opens pdfs just fine.  Although I believe there is a setting in foxit for display in browser.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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No, I wouldn't.  But I can tell you that my Firefox is not using Adobe Reader.  On my Ubuntu Linux system which does not have Adobe Reader, it works the same.

Why don't you post a link to some PDFs you're having a problem with?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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mine uses the internal viewer with an option to use the external viewer
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by:Marc Z
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Dave, I wasn't talking to you. I think if he removed Adobe from the equation, it would work properly for him.
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