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Display in Browser unticked, won't open pdf files in separat

Post by MLasby » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:30 am

I just upgraded computers to Windows 7 Pro with XP mode. I am using FireFox 7.0.1 and PDF Viewer Pro 2.5.199. I have unticked the box in PDF Viewer for "Display in Browser" but whenever I click on a link to a pdf file in FF it opens inPDF Viewer in another FF window. I expected it to open PDF Viewer as a separate program and then open the pdf file. That is the way Windows XP Pro SP3 used to work with the same versions of FF and PDF Viewer.

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Re: Display in Browser unticked, won't open pdf files in sep

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:18 am

Hello MLasby,

Please have a look at this KB article:
I have a problem with opening pdf files directly inside a tab in Firefox. They open in the stand alone Viewer

While it's addressing exactly the opposite issue - on the first screenshot there you can see the "Save File" option - and this is the one you need to set in order to make your files be saved on your disk - and then you can open them with the stand alone Viewer.

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Stefan

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Re: Display in Browser unticked, won't open pdf files in sep

Post by MLasby » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:52 am

PDF files were not listed in the Tools / Options / Applications / Content Type list. After searching FF Help I figured out the my mimeTypes.rdf file was corrupt. To fix it I:
1) Closed FF
2) Found my FF profile folder
3) Deleted mimeTypes.rdf
4) Started FF
5) Opened Tools / Options /Applications
6) Found PDF-XChange Viewer Document in Content Type list
7) Changed the Action to Use PDF-XChange Viewer (default)

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. You can mark this topic as closed.

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Re: Display in Browser unticked, won't open pdf files in sep

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:19 pm

Glad we could help MLasby,

And thanks for sharing the information on how to fix the mimeTypes.rdf file in FireFox - hope that this will be useful to other users of these forums!

Case now closed! ;)

Best,
Stefan

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