How to make adobe default pdf reader in firefox/thunderbird
talbotscott at cox.net
Thu Aug 11 15:53:37 UTC 2005
Ping-Wu Zhang wrote:
>On 8/10/05, Marcelo Magno T. Sales <marcelo.sales at sefaz.pe.gov.br> wrote:
>>Click on a .PDF file on a web site. Firefox will open the save dialog,
>>which has an option to open the file with an application you specify.
>>Choose to open it with acroread and check the checkbox "remember my
>>selection" or something like that.
>"remember my selection" is greyed out.
Even after you have changed the entry in "Open With" box?
If you are unable to change the box, I would start looking at you
dmesg for error messages especially SELinux. On my Firefox PDFs default
to Evince (haven't tried to change it) and I have no idea what set it to
that, but it looks like I would be able to change it (nothing is grayed
Also what is your "mime type" set for? (right click on any PDF file
you have on your machine and select properties - select the Open With
tab. if Adobe does not show up there, click on the "ADD" button. If
Adobe is not in your menus you will need to select the "use custom
command" to open up the file requester, find the acroread program and
select open. Then make this your default in the properties window.
That should do it. Good Luck
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