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By Eddie, GH ·
I recently started using the Mozilla Firefox browser. I like the speed, and the default barring of spam.

However, a few days ago, I tried to view a .pdf document through a link, and I got white sheet. I reported the link broken, it was checked and found to be okay, but I still got white sheet.

Then it occurred to me to revert to my old Explorer, and bingo - I got what I want. Is this a default problem with Firefox, or did I not set appropriate configurations?

Interestingly, the one who introduced me to firefox was all for it! There could probably be a few more important differences between Firefox and Explorer that should be known by users who may want to switch from one to the other.

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did you

by Jaqui In reply to MOZILLA FIREFOX CANNOT BR ...

install the adobe plugin for firefox?
or did you get adobe installed before you installed firefox?

since .pdf is not included in anything but acrobat reader by default, youhave to get the correct plugin to read them in any browser.

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Here's a workaround

by Rasaraja In reply to MOZILLA FIREFOX CANNOT BR ...

I've also experienced this issue - yet I've seen all ok on other machines that use Firefox.
So I don't know the cause, but there is a workaround.

In Firefox, go to...
Tools -> Options -> Downloads -> Plugins
Disable the PDF Plugin and close the window

Then on the File Types List, make sure PDF file types open with the Default app - AcroExch

This works around the problem and PDFs display.

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Mozilla and Adobe

by grubby In reply to MOZILLA FIREFOX CANNOT BR ...

I'm not sure what needs to be done to get Mozilla to
open .pdf files, but I'm running Mozilla 1.7.8 with AdobeReader 7 without problem. Perhaps re-installing Mozilla then Adobe.

I strongly prefer Mozilla over IE due to tabbed browsing and the ability to save a group of tabs for
reload when researching. I also prefer the fact that
the email functions are not separate from the browser.

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I'm with you

by Jaqui In reply to Mozilla and Adobe

on using seamonkey.
( the full suite of mozilla. )

since the infernal exploiter is long past any usefullness.

and firefox looks just like infernal exploiter.
( change the spinner )

I wouldn't touch firefox.. can't stand even thr though of using exploiter

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