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Links in pdf document won't open in firefox my default brows

by Roder51 / August 31, 2013 1:27 PM PDT

I have Firefox set as my default browser but whenever I click on a link in the pdf document it opens in Internet Explorer. I have been trying to figure out for the past 6 hours how I can get them to open in Firefox to no avail. I'm ready to uninstall adobe and just do without this impossible dilemma. Please help. I am at the end of my rope.

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Seems to be an ongoing issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2013 6:24 AM PDT
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Links in pdf document won't open in firefox my default brows
by Roder51 / September 2, 2013 1:04 AM PDT

Didn't work R. Proffitt. Links in any other program will open in the default browser.
It's only adobe that's opening the links in IE. Thanx anyway

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Was not supposed to work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2013 1:09 AM PDT

I am confirming that Adobe is hearing about the issue. The thing is that it may not affect everyone.

There are too few clues in this discussion and with all the new privacy protection apps and registry cleaners folk use I'm losing a few easy fixes and am turning to a full system restore, that is, starting over.
Bob

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Links in pdf document won't open in firefox
by Roder51 / September 2, 2013 2:35 AM PDT
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As a test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 5:04 AM PDT

Try a new user account.

And again, given so little about the security apps and details about this PC, I won't be able to comment further.
Bob

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Links in PDF document
by Roder51 / September 3, 2013 3:20 PM PDT
In reply to: As a test.

Just found out that Adobe 6.1 ,which is what I have installed, defaults to IE with no way to change the default to another browser. Thought I'd give a heads up to the next person who might be experiencing this problem. Thanx guys for all your help and comments.

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by DavidChaze / September 6, 2013 12:10 AM PDT

Hello,

In order to change the default reader for PDF files (to not open PDF files with Firefox's internal PDF reader), follow these steps:

Go to Tools > Options (or Firefox > Options).
In the Options window, select the Applications tab.
In the Search field, type PDF. You should find Portable Document Format (PDF).
On the right handside you should find an Action column. Use that to select your favorite PDF reader. In order to view PDF files in Firefox, choose Preview in Firefox.

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Links in PDF document
by Roder51 / September 6, 2013 8:01 PM PDT
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Nope. Tried that already. If the program defaults to Internet Explorer there is nothing one can do but to accept it.
The links will open in Sumatra PDF Portable but not in Adobe 6.1 Thanx anyway.

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Sorry but that's not correct
by Steven Haninger / September 8, 2013 10:16 AM PDT
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If you choose to preview in FF, you may get a message that the document might not display correctly. The FF preview is a feature that began somewhere around version 20. The action needed is to change that same setting to either use the Adobe reader plugin in FF or use the installed version of Adobe Acrobat on your system. Either works and will allow you to easily save the document in with the proper formatting.

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