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Old 06-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Aaron Konstam
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 08:25 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> I have acroread installed on my system. Firefox asks me what
> to do with a PDF file I clicked on, and one of the options
> was "open with acroread". I picked that option, clicked OK,
> and the document comes up in "document reader" instead of
> acroread. (fedora 15, firefox 4, x86_64).

It is a mystery. Firefox opens acroread to read pdf files on my machine
without asking me anything.

how did you install acroread? i find that the method of downloading the
bin file which is then run to install acroread and configure the browser
is the only way that constantly works for me.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Tom Horsley
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:55:18 -0500
Aaron Konstam wrote:

> how did you install acroread? i find that the method of downloading the
> bin file which is then run to install acroread and configure the browser
> is the only way that constantly works for me.

I used the adobe repo. I have a feeling this is some weird incompatibility
leftover from re-using my old home directory rather than starting from
scratch. I also had the PDF downloader extension installed, but I disabled
it. I'll have to play with it some more. Perhaps make a new ~/.mozilla
directory and just recover the places.sqlite file to get my bookmarks
back.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Alexander Volovics
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:55:18 -0500
Aaron Konstam <akonstam@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> It is a mystery. Firefox opens acroread to read pdf files on my machine
> without asking me anything.

Remove acroread, then it uses evince every time (without asking you anything) ;-) ;-) ;-)

Alexander

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Sam Varshavchik
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

Alexander Volovics writes:


On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:55:18 -0500
Aaron Konstam <akonstam@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> It is a mystery. Firefox opens acroread to read pdf files on my machine
> without asking me anything.

Remove acroread, then it uses evince every time (without asking you
anything) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Except that evince opens in a separate window rather than inside Firefox,
because mozpluggerrc is broken. One of these days I'll have to Bugzilla the


s/exits/swallow(~evince)/

patch to mozpluggerrc…

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:49 PM
Ranjan Maitra
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:28:31 -0500 Alexander Volovics
<a.volovic@upcmail.nl> wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:55:18 -0500
> Aaron Konstam <akonstam@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> > It is a mystery. Firefox opens acroread to read pdf files on my machine
> > without asking me anything.
>
> Remove acroread, then it uses evince every time (without asking you anything) ;-) ;-) ;-)
>
> Alexander

I have had a similar problem (with gv/epdfview, however), and I used the
above (non-)solution. (It is not a real solution because the OP may
want to use acroread for some things, as I need to, with regard to gv
-- I need to use it to read .ps files.)

The problem appears to crop up if you install the non-preferred
application (gv in my case) after the preferred one (epdfview in my
case). I have temporarily solved it by manually setting the "open
document upon click" application to "/usr/bin/epdfview" and checking
the box for Remember this for pdf documents from now on, or something
like that. You get one try only at this. Fixing the problem from the
Preferences tab has no effect. (It specifically has always had
"epdfview" for me.)

So, here is my suggestion which worked for me: take off (uninstall) the
acroread rpm, and the reinstall. Click on a pdf document and then it
will ask you the first time. Specifically ask for /usr/bin/evince (I
think that is where evince sits) and make sure you check that box.
Complete the operation, quit FF and then repeat the process. See if it
works. It did for me.

HTH.
Ranjan
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:52 PM
Alexander Volovics
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 09:39:32AM -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Alexander Volovics writes:

> >Remove acroread, then it uses evince every time (without asking
> >you anything) ;-) ;-) ;-)

> Except that evince opens in a separate window rather than inside
> Firefox, because mozpluggerrc is broken.

I know but I don't mind because I mostly only use it to read
quite large documents and then I can more comfortably (for me
at least) adjust the page size, etc.

Alexander

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:03 PM
Tom Horsley
 
Default Firefox bug or what?

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:49:10 -0500
Ranjan Maitra wrote:

> The problem appears to crop up if you install the non-preferred
> application (gv in my case) after the preferred one (epdfview in my
> case).

I just did an experiment. I created a brand new user from scratch,
logged in as him, and told it to use acroread when I opened a pdf.
That actually did start acroread instead of evince. I then grepped
the new ~/.mozilla directory for the string "acroread" and found
it in the ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/mimeTypes.rdf file. So
maybe that file is the one I need to fix in my existing user's
home directory.
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