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Old 06-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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FF3 won't give me the option to "open" a PDF file from my email...


...it only gives the option to Save the file. I don't want to save it. I get a PDF file nightly, which contains the next day's work orders for my job.

I'd like to just open the file. It's always attached to an email and opened using Yahoo mail.

As it stands right now, I must always save it to the Desktop, then delete the previous day's file.

Any idea how to change this? I've set the option to "Always Ask" in Edit --> Preferences --> Applications --> PDF Document.

What else can I do? I seem to recall a fix where you'd delete a file containing all the preferences. I'd prefer not to do that, as I have them all set the way I want.

Plus...and this is weird...it'll occasionally ask me to choose between opening the file or saving it.

???

Ideas?

~jp
 
Old 06-22-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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Have you installed the Adobe Reader 9.1 plugin for FFx? That may get you want you want.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-22-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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Have you installed the Adobe Reader 9.1 plugin for FFx? That may get you want you want.
cheers,
jdk
No, I haven't... but if the plugin opens the file in a browser window or tab, then that's not what I want. I want to open it in a separate application, (Adobe, Evince, etc...).

I just prefer it that way. I also open all vids in mplayer, but not within the browser... I'm just weird that way I guess.
 
Old 06-22-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
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No, I haven't... but if the plugin opens the file in a browser window or tab, then that's not what I want. I want to open it in a separate application, (Adobe, Evince, etc...).

I just prefer it that way. I also open all vids in mplayer, but not within the browser... I'm just weird that way I guess.
It gives you a choice. On of the choices is to open the pdf in a separate application.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-22-2009, 11:29 PM   #5
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It gives you a choice. On of the choices is to open the pdf in a separate application.
cheers,
jdk
I'll try it then...Thanks.

This problem seems to be consistent with FF3. I didn't have it with FF2, but the problem exists across Linux distributions and across different computers that I have...
 
Old 06-23-2009, 01:29 AM   #6
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I've used mozplugger to successfully embed pdf readers in FF before, so it should work:
http://mozplugger.mozdev.org/
 
Old 06-23-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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You might try using the PDF download extension.
http://www.pdfdownload.org/

YOu can tell it what app to use to open a pdf with and whether to open or download it.
 
  


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