PDFS open in new window, used to open in FF window with URL showing

I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
downloaded file.

I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 

How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
anything I have done 

And if the probem exists with both Adobe and Foxit, how can I fix it
so the PDF opens in a Firefox window with the URL showing.

FF 3.0.5 (not anxious to jump to 3.0.6 with the problems reported woth
Windows Media files).

TIA

Jim
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2/16/2009 2:44:21 PM
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On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:44:21 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:

> I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
> is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
> opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
> bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
> the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
> at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
> showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
> to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
> downloaded file.

I prefer the PDF-XChange Viewer, and don't use Adobe Reader or Foxit
Reader but have used and tried them in the past. What you're
describing with Foxit Reader is not using the browser plugin to view
PDFs in the browser, but rather Foxit Reader launching for viewing.
There's a few different downloads for Foxit Reader and, IIRC, only one
has the browser plugin and install options (need to be careful to
install what you want and not install unwanted stuff).

After installing Foxit, in Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications if
selecting something like 'Foxit/PDF' in the left column doesn't
display something like 'Use Foxit plugin' in the drop-down list of the
right Action column, then the plugin to view in Fx isn't
installed/available.

> I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
> there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
> Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
> via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 
> 
> How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
> URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
> anything I have done 

In Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications, check to see if the Adobe items
in the left column all display something like 'Use Adobe plugin' in
the right Action column. If not, change it.

Adobe Reader also has a setting in its Preferences to view PDFs in the
browser, so check that too.

-- 
Rom
0
Rom
2/17/2009 3:59:11 AM
kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:
> I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
> is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
> opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
> bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
> the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
> at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
> showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
> to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
> downloaded file.
> 
> I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
> there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
> Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
> via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 
> 
> How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
> URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
> anything I have done 
> 
> And if the probem exists with both Adobe and Foxit, how can I fix it
> so the PDF opens in a Firefox window with the URL showing.
> 
> FF 3.0.5 (not anxious to jump to 3.0.6 with the problems reported woth
> Windows Media files).
> 
> TIA
> 
> Jim
In order for Adobe Reader to open in a FF window, you must go to the 
options in Adobe reader and tell it to use the plugin.  If that still 
doesn't work, make sure the Adobe Reader plugin is in the FF plugins 
directory in program files.


-- 
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net
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Ron
2/17/2009 8:56:27 AM
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:59:11 +1100, Rom <-@-.invalid> wrote:

>On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:44:21 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:
>
>> I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
>> is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
>> opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
>> bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
>> the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
>> at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
>> showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
>> to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
>> downloaded file.
>
>I prefer the PDF-XChange Viewer, and don't use Adobe Reader or Foxit
>Reader but have used and tried them in the past. What you're
>describing with Foxit Reader is not using the browser plugin to view
>PDFs in the browser, but rather Foxit Reader launching for viewing.
>There's a few different downloads for Foxit Reader and, IIRC, only one
>has the browser plugin and install options (need to be careful to
>install what you want and not install unwanted stuff).
>
>After installing Foxit, in Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications if
>selecting something like 'Foxit/PDF' in the left column doesn't
>display something like 'Use Foxit plugin' in the drop-down list of the
>right Action column, then the plugin to view in Fx isn't
>installed/available.

There are several listings with Adobe in the left column but none that
start with Foxit/PDF.  

I downloaded and installed the FOxit Firefox plug in. It lists as
enables in the add on list. I restarted Firefox. Yet. It is not
available as a drop down  selection option for applications to use to
open Adobe type filies.  Foxit Reader is still available.  And
FWIW...EVen with Adobe Reader Plug In selected as the Firefox
application to use, , PDFs continue to open in a Foxit Reader (not
plug in) window, even after restarting Firefox.

Also, when I open a PDF URL, the file first opens a download window
and then opens up. This seems different than it used to be.
>
>> I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
>> there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
>> Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
>> via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 
>> 
>> How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
>> URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
>> anything I have done 
>
>In Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications, check to see if the Adobe items
>in the left column all display something like 'Use Adobe plugin' in
>the right Action column. If not, change it.

They do.
>
>Adobe Reader also has a setting in its Preferences to view PDFs in the
>browser, so check that too.

Display PDF in browser was/is checked (it's also checked in Foxit
prefernces).  PDFS continue to open in a separate Foxit reader window.

Next step uninstall Foxit entirely?

??
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kaplan3jiim
2/17/2009 1:10:56 PM
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:10:56 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:

>On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:59:11 +1100, Rom <-@-.invalid> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:44:21 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:
>>
>>> I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
>>> is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
>>> opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
>>> bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
>>> the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
>>> at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
>>> showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
>>> to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
>>> downloaded file.
>>
>>I prefer the PDF-XChange Viewer, and don't use Adobe Reader or Foxit
>>Reader but have used and tried them in the past. What you're
>>describing with Foxit Reader is not using the browser plugin to view
>>PDFs in the browser, but rather Foxit Reader launching for viewing.
>>There's a few different downloads for Foxit Reader and, IIRC, only one
>>has the browser plugin and install options (need to be careful to
>>install what you want and not install unwanted stuff).
>>
>>After installing Foxit, in Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications if
>>selecting something like 'Foxit/PDF' in the left column doesn't
>>display something like 'Use Foxit plugin' in the drop-down list of the
>>right Action column, then the plugin to view in Fx isn't
>>installed/available.
>
>There are several listings with Adobe in the left column but none that
>start with Foxit/PDF.  
>
>I downloaded and installed the FOxit Firefox plug in. It lists as
>enables in the add on list. I restarted Firefox. Yet. It is not
>available as a drop down  selection option for applications to use to
>open Adobe type filies.  Foxit Reader is still available.  And
>FWIW...EVen with Adobe Reader Plug In selected as the Firefox
>application to use, , PDFs continue to open in a Foxit Reader (not
>plug in) window, even after restarting Firefox.
>
>Also, when I open a PDF URL, the file first opens a download window
>and then opens up. This seems different than it used to be.
>>
>>> I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
>>> there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
>>> Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
>>> via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 
>>> 
>>> How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
>>> URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
>>> anything I have done 
>>
>>In Fx3 Tools > Options > Applications, check to see if the Adobe items
>>in the left column all display something like 'Use Adobe plugin' in
>>the right Action column. If not, change it.
>
>They do.
>>
>>Adobe Reader also has a setting in its Preferences to view PDFs in the
>>browser, so check that too.
>
>Display PDF in browser was/is checked (it's also checked in Foxit
>prefernces).  PDFS continue to open in a separate Foxit reader window.
>
I missed checking one of the Adobe boxes in Firefox helper list.  PDFS
now do open, in Adobe, within FIrefox.  

But I still can't get that to happen with Foxit.

>Next step uninstall Foxit entirely?
>
>??
0
kaplan3jiim
2/17/2009 1:24:35 PM
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:24:35 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:10:56 -0600, kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:
[...]
>>Display PDF in browser was/is checked (it's also checked in Foxit
>>prefernces).  PDFS continue to open in a separate Foxit reader window.
>>
> I missed checking one of the Adobe boxes in Firefox helper list.  PDFS
> now do open, in Adobe, within FIrefox.  
> 
> But I still can't get that to happen with Foxit.

As you have Windows file associations for PDF set to Adobe Reader
(default) and PDFs loading in Fx using the Adobe Reader plugin now, to
change PDFs to display in Fx with the Foxit plugin and keep the
Windows file association for PDF as Adobe Reader, one method that
should work is to open Adobe Reader and in its Preferences, UNcheck
the setting to display PDFs in the browser, then OK out and close
Adobe Reader. Open Foxit and in its Preferences make sure the setting
to display PDFs in the browser is checked, then OK out and close
Foxit. Open Fx and go to "Tools > Add-ons > Plugins" and (re)Enable
the Foxit plugin and disable the Adobe Reader plugin (this should make
the Action show correctly in the next step), then go to "Tools >
Options > Applications" and check the Action is set to /something
like/ 'Use Foxit plugin' even though the left column may still show as
Adobe because of the PDF Windows file association.

-- 
Rom
0
Rom
2/18/2009 1:29:09 AM
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:56:27 -0600, Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net>
wrote:

>kaplan3jiim@example.com wrote:
>> I don't recall changing anything except maybe the application Firefox
>> is supposed to use for PDFs, from Adobe to Foxit Reader.  If When I
>> opened PDF files from the address bar I used to still have the address
>> bar showing.  This was handy for calling up IRS forms, then changing
>> the "f" in the address bar to "i" to call up the instructions.  Now,
>> at least with Foxit Reader, it opens in a separate window without
>> showing the actual URL downloaded in the Firefox address bar. It used
>> to open in the same window as I recall, showing the address of the
>> downloaded file.
>> 
>> I tried to change it back to Adobe to see if it worked the same way
>> there.  I have changed the Windows file associations AND disabled the
>> Foxit Plug AND changed all the Firefox file associations back to Adobe
>> via the "options" menu and PDF's STILL open via Foxit in Firefox. 
>> 
>> How can I change it back to using Adobe (if only to see if the missing
>> URL address  bar problem is unique to Foxit). I can't think of
>> anything I have done 
>> 
>> And if the probem exists with both Adobe and Foxit, how can I fix it
>> so the PDF opens in a Firefox window with the URL showing.
>> 
>> FF 3.0.5 (not anxious to jump to 3.0.6 with the problems reported woth
>> Windows Media files).
>> 
>> TIA
>> 
>> Jim
>In order for Adobe Reader to open in a FF window, you must go to the 
>options in Adobe reader and tell it to use the plugin.  If that still 
>doesn't work, make sure the Adobe Reader plugin is in the FF plugins 
>directory in program files.

At present that is working properly,opening PDFS via the Adobe plug
in,  although I hope to try once again per another recent response to
have Foxit do the same thing.

One other thing that seems to have changed and is not working
properly: When I try to save a PDF opened through the Adobe Firefox
plugin, the default name it offers is not the actual URL PDF name, but
a seemingly random hexadecimal # with a .PDF extension.  I'm pretty
sure the default used to match the actual filename, such as f1040.pdf.
Again...not sure if this is a FF specific issue.

TIA
Jim
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kaplan3jiim
2/19/2009 12:58:36 AM
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