Internet Explorer 10

Posted on 2014-08-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-09-09
When a user clicks on a hyperlink to download\open\view a pdf. The user is prompted for a open and save action towards the bottom of the screen. When we click on open, nothing happens. The next step is to save the file and then open the file locally. Which is a time suck.

We are looking to correct this behavior. We would like to know if the user can just simply click on the hyperlink and have IE open the pdf automatically.

Is this even possible?
Question by:DigiTechs
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Expert Comment

by:Edward Cho
ID: 40262975
Try this: Under the advance tab in IE10 options uncheck the box for Enable Enhanced Protected Mode and you should be able to open .pdf files from within the IE10 browser.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40263605
DigiTechs --
There are two issues here.  
1)  Is a PDF reader associated with .pdf files?
Control Panel|Default Programs|open Associate a file type or protocol with a a program|scroll to .pdf and create the association if not already created.

2)  Assuming the suggestion in 1) has fixed the opening problem, the popup is actually a security warning since downloads from hyperlinks can contain malware.  Saving allows you to consider whether to open or save.  If you save you can run an antivirus scan on the saved file before opening.

Accepted Solution

DigiTechs earned 0 total points
ID: 40304122
Issue was resolved by holding down the CTRL key and click on open.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40311578
not the best solution but the customer is happy.

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