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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:20 AM

I recently down loaded Foxit and dumped Adobe, so far Foxit is great with one exception. I am having problems with PDF files using my Firefox browser. Any ireas appreciated.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

I have no problems whatsoever
Check your Firefox add-ons. Maybe one is conflicting
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:11 AM

Perhaps if you could describe the nature of the problem, we could provide more help.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

It turns out that it is site specific, I am now doubting that it is a Foxit issue. The site I need info from is Kodak, I can not view their PDF files. In fact in another area I posted about my problem with my web cam, not being able to get at the stuff on the Kodak site.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:42 PM

I just tried and successfully d/l'd a kodak pdf on their site with FX 3.0.8 and Foxit. you said you just installed Foxit recently. Did you remember to go into your Start, Set Program Access and Defaults, and tell Windows to use Foxit now for all PDF files? Maybe that's all you need to do. Have to be logged in with Admin Privileges to do this, btw.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:34 PM

It does not show in Access & Defaults, I am running 3.0.8 so now I am a bit more stumped.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:55 PM

I removed and reloaded Foxit, then went on the Kodak site. When I try to get the PDF for 323 xp Problems I get an applet saying format error: not a PDF or corrupted. Same thing I was getting before!

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

Sorry OldPhil. I was having a senior moment when I first posted. What can I say?? :thumbsup: It's not in Set Prgm Access & Defaults. My mistake. Let's do it right this time. Go to Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, File Types tab, scroll down to the PDF entry in the list of file types. Below in the details area, if Foxit is not showing by the "Opens with", click the Change button and then you should see Foxit listed in the installed programs choices (that is if it's installed properly). BTW, to be sure it is installing correctly, you might run the installer off-line with your security applications turned off briefly. Sometimes they can get in the way of a clean program install. Then turn them back on.

See if that fixes your problem on the Kodak site. If not post back and maybe another member will have some other options for you to try. Might be something unique to your system. I've had absolutely no problems with Foxit browsing with FX in WinXP SP3. I just love Foxit as it's so lean on resources.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:17 PM

Ok! I removed Foxit, disabled my connection, shut down firewall and anti virus. Reinstalled Foxit checked the folder options it shows Foxit as my PDF reader, went to the link above and still N/G.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

Well, I'll have to defer to someone more knowledgeable to help at this point. I just can't imagine what is causing your problem. I installed Foxit 2 years ago and have had no problems with it opening any pdf's. Sorry I can't be of further help but will post back if I have any other ideas. Hope one of our experts jumps in and picks up where I'm leaving off.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

Well, I'll have to defer to someone more knowledgeable to help at this point. I just can't imagine what is causing your problem. I installed Foxit 2 years ago and have had no problems with it opening any pdf's. Sorry I can't be of further help but will post back if I have any other ideas. Hope one of our experts jumps in and picks up where I'm leaving off.


Except for the Kodak site is is fine I really lie how quick it is.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:17 AM

Can you provide a link?
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