Firefox won't download pdf files

  westwit 17:51 14 Aug 2006

I can't get Firefox to download pdf files, which IE does with no difficulty. I have looked at the Tools menu and 'allowed' the sites concerned to load pop-ups, but this doesn't help. In the Downloads menu I notice that pdf files don't appear in the list of 'View and Edit Actions' files, but I can't see any way of adding the pdf extension. It's annoying to have to revert to IE whenever I want to download a pdf, so what do I need to do?

  octal 17:58 14 Aug 2006

Try the PDF download extension click here

  FelixTCat 18:00 14 Aug 2006


I think file types only appear in that menu if you have a plug-in. You should still get the "Open with" or "Save to disk" options when you click on the file to download it.



  westwit 18:08 14 Aug 2006

Thanks. Octal's pdf extension download has done the trick.

  Stuartli 18:17 14 Aug 2006

I have Firefox and have no difficulty downloading .pdf files; although I have Adobe Reader 7 I use FoxitReader as my default.

It's a small 1.2MB download from:

click here

  octal 18:38 14 Aug 2006

You're welcome.

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