Why can't I open pdf's in Firefox?
April 19, 2006 10:45 PM Subscribe
Recently, Acrobat has stopped opening pdf's in my firefox browser. It works fine in internet explorer, but I'd rather stay away from that particular program. I've tried reinstalling, updating, changing preferences and more. Anybody else experiencing this?
posted by gilsonal to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
When I click on a pdf link in my firefox browser, i get the error message "cannot use Adobe Reader to view pdf in your web browser. Reader will now exit. Please try again." Needless to say, retrying doesn't work.
I have uninstalled version 7.0, then reinstalled. I also made sure all older copies are removed completely. I set the prefrences on Acrobat so it wouldnt try to open files in the browser, but open seperately, but that had no effect either.
I use Norton Antivirus, and Zone Alarm, but I didnt see any place for program permissions on Norton, and Zone Alarm has Adobe set as having full permission.
I've tried googling my problem, but even that has failed me. Please help! I'm working on my thesis, and things would work a lot more smoothly if I didnt have to switch to IE just to read articles.