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Old December 8th 17, 02:56 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


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Old December 8th 17, 04:37 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 12/7/2017 8:56 PM, Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


Make sure the file associations in Windows and in Firefox are set to
your PDF reader.


I have been using Firefox on Windows 10 since it came out and Firefox
since the Netscape days. While in recent version Firefox handle PDF
files and Adobe Reader differently I can still click on a PDF link and
have the PDF file open.



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Old December 8th 17, 07:28 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:56:55 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it wont open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesnt open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.



For Firefox version 57.0.1 with Windows 10 version 1709, in the case
where you are opening .pdf files which are on your own hard drive,
do both 1.x and 2.x below.


1. Follow these steps to tell Firefox to open PDF files itself
instead of sending them to another application.

1.1 In Firefox, go to "Tools Options General"
1.2 Scroll down to the section "Applications".
You will see a search box in this section.
1.3 In this search box, enter this:
Portable Document Format
1.4 Look for the row which has "Portable Document Format (PDF)"
in column "Content Type".
1.5 For this one row, change the drop-down in column "Action" to
say "Preview in Firefox".

NOTE: The row which has "PDF file" is not the row to change.


2. Follow these steps to tell Windows that PDF files should be opened
with Firefox:

2.1 In Windows, go to "Start Settings Apps Default Apps"
2.2 Scroll down and click on "Choose default applications by file
type". Wait for the page to load.
2.3 Scroll down to find the .pdf extension.
2.4 Click on the application icon to the right of .pdf, and
select Firefox from the pop-up.



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Old December 8th 17, 08:40 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 12/7/2017 8:56 PM, Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


Make sure the file associations in Windows and in Firefox are set to
your PDF reader.


I have been using Firefox on Windows 10 since it came out and Firefox
since the Netscape days. While in recent version Firefox handle PDF
files and Adobe Reader differently I can still click on a PDF link and
have the PDF file open.



.. I downloaded Adobe flash but still can’t open a pdf file with Firefox. Is
Adobe reader a different program?

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Old December 8th 17, 08:55 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Ralph Fox wrote:
On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:56:55 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.



For Firefox version 57.0.1 with Windows 10 version 1709, in the case
where you are opening .pdf files which are on your own hard drive,
do both 1.x and 2.x below.


1. Follow these steps to tell Firefox to open PDF files itself
instead of sending them to another application.

1.1 In Firefox, go to "Tools Options General"
1.2 Scroll down to the section "Applications".
You will see a search box in this section.
1.3 In this search box, enter this:
Portable Document Format
1.4 Look for the row which has "Portable Document Format (PDF)"
in column "Content Type".
1.5 For this one row, change the drop-down in column "Action" to
say "Preview in Firefox".

NOTE: The row which has "PDF file" is not the row to change.


2. Follow these steps to tell Windows that PDF files should be opened
with Firefox:

2.1 In Windows, go to "Start Settings Apps Default Apps"
2.2 Scroll down and click on "Choose default applications by file
type". Wait for the page to load.
2.3 Scroll down to find the .pdf extension.
2.4 Click on the application icon to the right of .pdf, and
select Firefox from the pop-up.




Ok, I will try that, and report back. Thanks.

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Old December 8th 17, 09:35 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ralph Fox
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On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:40:35 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

. I downloaded Adobe flash but still can’t open a pdf file with Firefox. Is
Adobe reader a different program?



Adobe Reader is a different program to Adobe Flash.

Adobe Flash is for opening SWF, not PDF.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWF


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Old December 8th 17, 09:54 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Ralph Fox wrote:
On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:56:55 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.



For Firefox version 57.0.1 with Windows 10 version 1709, in the case
where you are opening .pdf files which are on your own hard drive,
do both 1.x and 2.x below.


1. Follow these steps to tell Firefox to open PDF files itself
instead of sending them to another application.

1.1 In Firefox, go to "Tools Options General"
1.2 Scroll down to the section "Applications".
You will see a search box in this section.
1.3 In this search box, enter this:
Portable Document Format
1.4 Look for the row which has "Portable Document Format (PDF)"
in column "Content Type".
1.5 For this one row, change the drop-down in column "Action" to
say "Preview in Firefox".

NOTE: The row which has "PDF file" is not the row to change.


2. Follow these steps to tell Windows that PDF files should be opened
with Firefox:

2.1 In Windows, go to "Start Settings Apps Default Apps"
2.2 Scroll down and click on "Choose default applications by file
type". Wait for the page to load.
2.3 Scroll down to find the .pdf extension.
2.4 Click on the application icon to the right of .pdf, and
select Firefox from the pop-up.




It worked! Thanks so much.

  #8  
Old December 8th 17, 11:03 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Paul[_32_]
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Anonymous wrote:
Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 12/7/2017 8:56 PM, Anonymous wrote:
When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


Make sure the file associations in Windows and in Firefox are set to
your PDF reader.


I have been using Firefox on Windows 10 since it came out and Firefox
since the Netscape days. While in recent version Firefox handle PDF
files and Adobe Reader differently I can still click on a PDF link and
have the PDF file open.



. I downloaded Adobe flash but still can’t open a pdf file with Firefox. Is
Adobe reader a different program?


Acrobat Reader opens PDF files for viewing.

Firefox 56 opened a PDF in its own internal viewer (no plugin).

MSEdge opens a PDF, when you bind the PDF option to "TwinUI".
And Firefox is forced to hand off to MSEdge when you select
that setting.

*******

Here, I've returned control to Firefox viewing the PDF itself.

https://s7.postimg.org/xsb50kmvf/firefox_inbox_pdf.gif

Paul
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Old December 8th 17, 01:16 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 12/8/2017 2:40 AM, Anonymous wrote:
Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 12/7/2017 8:56 PM, Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


Make sure the file associations in Windows and in Firefox are set to
your PDF reader.


I have been using Firefox on Windows 10 since it came out and Firefox
since the Netscape days. While in recent version Firefox handle PDF
files and Adobe Reader differently I can still click on a PDF link and
have the PDF file open.



. I downloaded Adobe flash but still can’t open a pdf file with Firefox. Is
Adobe reader a different program?

Yes. They are completely different. One the reader is for documents,
in the same fashion that Wordperfect is for documents.

Flash is a format for putting content on the web.

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Old December 8th 17, 01:19 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 12/8/2017 5:03 AM, Paul wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 12/7/2017 8:56 PM, Anonymous wrote:
When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t
open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.
Thanks for any help.


Make sure the file associations in Windows and in Firefox are set to
your PDF reader.


I have been using Firefox on Windows 10 since it came out and Firefox
since the Netscape days.** While in recent version Firefox handle PDF
files and Adobe Reader differently I can still click on a PDF link
and have the PDF file open.



. I downloaded Adobe flash but still can’t open a pdf file with
Firefox. Is
Adobe reader a different program?


Acrobat Reader opens PDF files for viewing.

Firefox 56 opened a PDF in its own internal viewer (no plugin).

MSEdge opens a PDF, when you bind the PDF option to "TwinUI".
And Firefox is forced to hand off to MSEdge when you select
that setting.

*******

Here, I've returned control to Firefox viewing the PDF itself.

https://s7.postimg.org/xsb50kmvf/firefox_inbox_pdf.gif

** Paul

There is some thing else involved in making PDF open in Firefox.


I checked my applications and I do not have a application
entry

Portable Document Format

Even though I have several entries for Adobe Reader.

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Old December 8th 17, 04:14 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On 8/12/2017 9:56 AM, Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.


Go to Default App Settings to set the program to open PDF?

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Old December 8th 17, 04:15 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On 8/12/2017 11:14 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 8/12/2017 9:56 AM, Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t open
a pdf
file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or doesn’t open.
This only started the last few days.


Go to Default App Settings to set the program to open PDF?



Oops.. problem solved already. My bad, Your Honor.

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不借貸! 不詐騙! 不援交! 不打交! 不打劫! 不自殺! 請考慮綜援 (CSSA):
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Old December 8th 17, 04:25 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Keith Nuttle wrote:

I checked my applications and I do not have a application
entry

Portable Document Format

Even though I have several entries for Adobe Reader.


Try dragging and dropping a local PDF file
onto the open window of Firefox. With the settings
I showed, it should preview in Firefox.

You would probably have to make a custom file association,
to get File-Explorer-launched PDFs to end up in Firefox.

And it's not hard to do. Option 8 here. Note that
Windows likes to flip these back, so bookmark
this for later.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

Option Eight:

Right click Start, use Run box, enter:

control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc

Scroll down and look for PDF.

Select the entry. Look for an application to replace
Microsoft Edge, which is the current owner (if you don't
have Adobe Acrobat or a third-party reader). I had to
switch to looking in Program Files (x86) to find Firefox.
And I clicked on the firefox.exe when in there.

If it worked, when you go back to a File Explorer window,
all your PDF files will have a Firefox Icon (which isn't
very cool, but... whatever).

And note that the URL "about:config" can show you whether
the in-box PDF handler is enabled or not. It can be
disabled in about:config, if you've been screwing around
before with this for some reason. So if it still doesn't
work, check the Configuration Editor in Firefox.

I think PDF has to be in the file extension list, in
order that Microsoft Edge can "hog it". So I cannot
see Microsoft removing it entirely from the extension
list. Because they're pretty proud of themselves
adding a PDF viewer to Microsoft Edge. (The so-called
TwinUI viewing option, that steals the PDF from
Firefox :-) )

As a user, the complexity of this issue, hints that
you're a victim of software companies at war with one
another. And all these "petty stealing things" are
part of that. These tools don't all need PDF viewers,
and they could have put a separate application to
view PDFs if they wanted. And actually done a good
job.

Paul
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Old December 8th 17, 05:40 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:56:55 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it wont
open a pdf file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or
doesnt open. This only started the last few days. Thanks for any
help.


Edge handles PDFs quite well, and is possibly the default program
for that on your Win10 system.
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Old December 8th 17, 06:28 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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mechanic wrote:
On Fri, 8 Dec 2017 01:56:55 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous wrote:

When using windows ten on my hp notebook, which is new, it won’t
open a pdf file with Firefox. I pick Firefox, it opens with ie or
doesn’t open. This only started the last few days. Thanks for any
help.


Edge handles PDFs quite well, and is possibly the default program
for that on your Win10 system.


I use it for the horse 🐎 racing past performances, and it just looks
easier to read using Firefox, to me.

 




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