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Old 06-29-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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Another mozilla / acroread Thread

i've just installed acroread and added a link from /usr/bin/acroread, and it works fine. I have copied the into the mozilla plugins directory and when i look in the Help->About plugins I see:

application/pdf Portable Document Format pdf Yes

so far so good.

Unfortunately nothing loads up when i click on a link to a pdf. I can see in the status bar that it is downloading the file, but nothing comes up in the window.

Any ideas?
Old 06-29-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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Please vote for this bug or it won't get fixed the workaround is to click Edit> Preferences> Downloads> Plugins and untick PDF then click OK to close everything up. The next time you click on a link to a .pdf Firefox will ask what to do with it, choose to open it with acroread and check the box to always do this.

Edit - I didn't realise this bug was in Mozilla too, when I filed that bug I just filed it under Firefox. I can't see a way to fix it in Mozilla. Just taking the plugin away doesn't work. There should be a way to configure plugins as it's possible in Firefox.

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